Tips For Avoiding Mosquito Bites

There are some that would say, with some argument, that mosquitoes are some of the most dangerous creatures on the plant. Carriers of numerous diseases, such as West Nile, yellow fever, dengue, and malaria. Is it any wonder why the mosquito repellent is such a successful market? There are many ample reasons to take precautions against mosquito bites, with the least of that being the sheer irritation of their bites.

  • Wear mosquito repellent
    • A great variety of insect repellents are available everywhere, at camping or sporting goods stores. Apply repellent to areas of uncovered skin when outdoors, especially during the daylight hours. If you’re headed for the beach, apply sunscreen first, then the repellent.
      • A repellent’s DEET content determines how long it lasts; higher DEET content means less reapplications, but be warned that high concentration can cause irritation based on the individual. Most repellents range from 30% to 50%, and are recommended for adults and children no younger the 3 months old.
    • Wear loose, covering clothing.
      • One of the simplest and most effective ways to stop mosquito bites is to simply cover up your skin. In the hot, humid climes that mosquitoes prefer, long, loose clothing works best, as they prevent bites which might go through thin, fit clothing, and they remain comfortable still in such weather.
        • If you want extra reassurance, clothing can also sprayed with a special kind of mosquito repellent, for more protection. Be careful, as this is a different variety and can be harmful on skin.
      • Sleep inside a mosquito net
        • The mosquito net is designed for keeping out mosquitoes. It is, as the name implies, a net, with holes big enough to let air flow naturally, which is important in the climes mosquitoes prefer, whilst keeping the insects out and away from those inside it.
      • Consider an all-natural solution.
        • Certain natural solutions can work well against mosquitoes, such as Citronella. Do a considerable amount of research for what specific natural solution you need, as they are also subject to similar variables as the commercial chemicals, such as your skin chemistry, the type of mosquito troubling you, etc.