Mosquitoes can be the worst. Everything about them is bothersome. The first encounter is the incessant buzzing around your head. The next degree of annoyance is that the pin prick of pain right as you realize you are in process of being bitten. Then you have a horrible, itchy welt for days that just won’t quit. But that’s just the beginning… Mosquitoes carry disease. They spread disease and are responsible for more deaths in world history than all wars combined. Malaria, Critter Control, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Zika Virus, and several other frightening diseases threaten mankind thanks to these blood suckers. No one wants itchy bites and we certainly don’t desire diseases! Here are 5 sure fire ways to prevent mosquitoes. 1. Remove standing water. First and foremost. The small larva exist in stagnant water for at least three days as they prepare to emerge and wreak havoc. The more standing water that there is on a property, the more probable it is to give excellent breeding grounds. Eliminate standing water! Check the gutters, flower pot saucers, children’s toys, grill covers, etc.. Did I mention to get rid of standing water?
2. Most Mosquitoes get super active at the beginning and end of their day. (Midday is to hot and make it harder for them to fly.) If you must go outdoors, try to do it when they aren’t there.
3. Don’t wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products. One thing is for certain, mosquitoes have quite sensitive smellers. They are drawn to the carbon dioxide we exhale and additionally they adore human perspiration. Add in certain scented products on your body and it is like a welcome mat.
4. Wear light clothes. Not Really sure why this is true but it is a fact – mosquitoes prefer dark clothing. So wear light 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 inclined to suck your blood through clothing. The less skin you’ve exposed, the less opportunity they might attack it.
Therefore, in the event you loathe mosquitoes like the rest of us, take these measures to be certain that you avoid them as far as you can. And do not forget to eliminate standing water!