As we all know, spring and summer are the two seasons mosquitoes exist the most. Mosquitoes are annoying pests which can infect animals and humans with diseases such as West Nile virus through their bites. Besides, the itchy feeling of skin is not a good feeling at all. To avoid mosquitoes bit, here are several ways you can keep mosquitoes away from your skin.
1. Insect-proof your home. Check your screens and repair any that have holes or tears in them than would let mosquitoes fly in. Silicon caulk, insect window net or screen patches work well. Use weather stripping to seal door gaps, especially under the doors, there is no sure way to prevent mosquitoes from coming in, but taking these measures can help.
2. Slap them with a swatter. A mosquito swatter which is usually made of a thicker metal or plastic than a regular fly swatter, is mounted on the end of a springy wire. This dramatically increases your chances of hitting a stationary mosquito by increasing the momentum of the swat.
3. Wear chemical mosquito repellent. Keeping mosquitoes away from your body is the best way to avoid getting bitten. Use insect repellent on uncovered skin and on your clothing when you are outdoors, especially during the day. Meanwhile, avoid wearing heavy, dark clothing in warm weather. Mosquitoes are attracted to warm bodies, so staying cool is an effective way to avoid bites. Don’t wear scent when outdoors during mosquito season. Mosquitoes are attracted to sweat, but the act of sweating can mask more effective attractors of mosquitoes, such as perfumes.
4. Use mosquito net to protect yourself at night. If you’re sleeping in a mosquito-infested area, get a mosquito net to drape around the bed or mat so that it touches the floor on all sides. This is the only really effective way to prevent them from getting inside to bite you, especially if there are open windows or doors in the vicinity.