In many measures, mosquitoes are one of the most dangerous insects in the world. Mosquitoes also transmit a host of other diseases, including West Nile virus, yellow fever, and dengue fever. There’s many reasons to take every possible measure to avoid mosquito bites even without taking into account their terrible, stinging itchiness.
There is many ways to help prevent mosquito bites, but lets just include the most popular.
One of the most popular ways to keep the annoying mosquitoes off is to use insect repellent. Apply insect repellent to uncovered skin surfaces when outdoors, especially during the day. When using sunscreen, apply it before insect repellent. One of the best ways to keep mosquitoes from biting you is to simply cover your skin. Wear your sleeves and pant legs as long as possible to cover as much skin as possible. Also keep your clothing as loose as possible. This serves two purposes: first, it’s much more comfortable in the hot,humid weather where mosquitoes thrive. Second, mosquitoes can sometimes bite through clothing that’s held tight against the skin, especially if the fabric is thin. Clothing may also be sprayed with repellent.
Don’t waste money on an electric hanging bug “zapper.” These have been shown to kill many bugs very effectively, but generally the bugs killed are the non-harmful ones. Plus, the noise they generate tends to be obnoxious. Mosquitoes can be more effectively killed by one of the dedicated machines that use heat and carbon dioxide to attract the mosquitoes and then entrap or kill them using nets, containers or chemicals. Also avoiding parts of the world where mosquitoes are common. Unfortunately, mosquitoes live everywhere except Antarctica. However, they’re generally more common in warmer, wetter areas, which tend to be close to the equator. If you really want to avoid mosquito bites, stay out of tropical climates entirely. Mosquitoes are especially common in jungles and swamps in Central and South America.
Avoiding standing water is also a good idea. Mosquitoes are often attracted to water, especially standing water, so lakes, creeks and swamps are mosquito favorite places, especially during hot months. Most species of mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant water and some have even adapted to lay their eggs in salt water. Stay away from any bodies of stagnant water, whether they’re small puddles or vast swamps, to reduce your risk of encountering mosquitoes. Also when sitting outside you can also put a fan on you, the reason why is that fans typically generate wings over 1 mph. And mosquitoes can’t fly in that fast of wind.
Please take the tips to consideration on how to keep these blood suckers away!