Mosquitoes are the worst.
Everything About them is bothersome. The first experience is that the incessant buzzing around your head. The next level of annoyance is the pin prick of pain right because you realize you’re in process of being bitten. Then you have a horrible, itchy welt for days and days that just won’t quit.
But that is just the beginning…
Mosquitoes carry disease. They spread disease and are responsible for more deaths in world history than all wars combined.
No one wants itchy bites and we surely do not want diseases!
1. Remove standing water.
First And foremost. The small larva exist in warm water for three or more times as they prepare to emerge and wreak havoc. The more standing water there is on a property, the more probable it’s to provide excellent breeding grounds. Get rid of standing water! Check the gutters, flower pot saucers, children’s toys, grill covers, etc.. Did I mention to eliminate standing water?
2. Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk.
Most Mosquitoes get super busy at the start and end of the day. (Midday is to hot and make it tougher for them to fly.) If you have to go outside, try to get it done when they aren’t there.
3. Don’t wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products.
One Thing is for sure, mosquitoes have very sensitive smellers. They are drawn to the carbon dioxide we exhale and they also love rat feces and human perspiration. Add in some scented products on your body and it is just like a welcome mat. The only scent you need to be wearing is a repellent.
4. Wear light clothing.
Not Really certain why this is accurate but it is true – mosquitoes prefer dark clothing. So wear brightly colored clothes and it surely helps.
5. Cover up.
Discussing Of clothing, use a lot of it! These blood suckers desire flesh and are far less likely to suck your bloodstream through clothes. The less skin you have exposed, the less opportunity they must attack it.
So in the event you loathe mosquitoes such as the rest of us, then consider these measures to be sure you avoid them as far as you can.
And don’t forget to get rid of standing water!