The first experience is that the incessant buzzing around your head. The next level of annoyance is that the pin prick of pain right as you realize you’re in process of being bitten. Then you’ve got a horrible, itchy welt for days and times that just won’t stop.
But that’s only the beginning… They spread disease and are responsible for more deaths in history than all wars combined. Malaria, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Zika Virus and a number of other frightening diseases threaten humanity thanks to those blood suckers.
No one needs itchy bites and we certainly do not want diseases! Here are 5 sure fire ways to prevent mosquitoes.
First of All. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed. The small larva exist in stagnant water for at least three times as they prepare to emerge and wreak havoc. The more standing water there is on a property, the more likely it’s to provide excellent breeding grounds. Eliminate standing water! Eliminate ALL standing water! Did I mention to get rid of standing water? Avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk.
Most mosquitoes get superb busy in the beginning and end of the day. (Midday would be to hot and make it tougher for them to fly.) If you must go outdoors, try to get it done when they are not there. Do not wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products.
One thing is for certain, mosquitoes have quite sensitive smellers. They’re attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale and they also love human perspiration. Add in some scented products on your own body and it is just like a welcome mat. The only odor you should be wearing is a repellent. Wear light clothing.
Not really certain why this is true but it’s true – mosquitoes prefer dark clothes. So wear brightly colored clothes and it surely helps.
5. Cover up.
Speaking of clothes, use a lot of it! These blood suckers need flesh and are much less likely to suck your blood through clothes. The less skin you’ve exposed, the less chance they must attack it.
So in the event that you despise mosquitoes like the rest of us, take these steps to be certain that you avoid them as far as you can.
And do not forget to get rid of standing water!
Louise Hodges is the owner of Greenbug that provides pest control products using cedar as the active ingredient. Greenbug offers alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides.
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