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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

by Karen Thompson


Mosquito bites can be extremely itchy and irritating, therefore we try to avoid them and protect ourselves to the best of our ability. There are many different techniques and numerous products for repelling mosquitoes. So here is a list of some of the most popular and effective ways on how to avoid mosquito bites.

Probably the most popular way of keeping mosquitoes away is to wear mosquito repellents. There is a huge variety of different mosquito repellents produced by different manufacturers, and they even come in different forms. You can get either lotions or sprays, waterproof repellents or ones which won’t last in water. There are many repellents that contain chemicals and then there are also many who are completely natural. These products are designed to be applied to the bare skin or on clothing when you are planning a day outdoors. And depending on the ingredients, they have different lasting times. The ones which contain more DEET will last longer, and the more natural ones will need to be re-applied more often during the day. Overall, there are countless options and you have to see what your preference is when choosing a mosquito repellent.

Another option on how to minimize the chances of mosquito bites is to wear long sleeved clothing when going outdoors. If you simply cover your skin, mosquitoes won’t have an access to it and will not be able to bite you. You might be thinking that summer and long sleeved clothing doesn’t go together. But, there are many brands creating breathable long-sleeved clothing, which is meant for camping and being outdoors in the summertime.

The third way on how to avoid mosquitoes is by using mosquito nets. Mosquito nets are widely used for draping over our beds and lounge areas. There is nothing more terrifying than hearing buzzing in the middle of the night, or when you are enjoying an afternoon nap. But mosquito nets will protect you from these situations. Therefore mosquito nets can be useful and a great accessory, too, as they are made out of extremely thin material which will let the air though and will be extremely breathable, but won’t let the insects through.

And lastly, in order to avoid mosquitoes from biting you, you have to minimize the number of mosquitoes present near you. Mosquitoes enjoy standing water which is where they breed. They also like compost, grass, and overall humid climate. So by keeping your garden clean you can create a habitat which will not attract mosquitoes. Also, you can use dfiferent gadgets that are designed to repel and kill unwanted insects. For example, mosquitoes cannot fly in the rain, therefore by having sprinkles you will create an artificial rain which will keep the mosquitoes away. Also, there are a device called mosquito fogger as well as different mosquito zappers, which all can help you fight mosquitoes.

Overall, there are countless products and techniques for keeping mosquitoes away and killing them. They all are very different but they all have one purpose, to protect us from getting bit by mosquitoes. So choose the product or method of repelling mosquitoes that’s most suited to you and enjoy your time outdoors free of mosquitoes.

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