The summer is a time for outdoor activities, vacations, and enjoying the outdoors. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when mosquitoes are particularly active. This article will provide some tips on how to protect yourself from mosquitoes this summer.
The first step in protecting yourself from mosquitoes is understanding how they work and what they need to survive. Mosquitoes are attracted by carbon dioxide, lactic acid, sweat, heat, and body odors. Thankfully we have some natural ways of repelling them that work on these same bases:
Next you want to make sure that your home is mosquito free by making sure there are no standing or stagnant pools of water around your property. Make sure the gutters are cleaned out regularly as even just a few inches of rain can cause waterways to form in your yard. You should
Tips to Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Home
Mosquitoes can be very dangerous. They can transmit malaria, dengue, Zika and West Nile Virus. The best way to fight them is by preventing them from entering your home in the first place.
– Install screens on windows and doors
– Repair any holes or cracks around windows and doors
– Clean up pet water bowls outside to reduce mosquito breeding
– Open windows for ventilation only when necessary
Tips to prevent mosquitoes outdoors
There are ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes and their diseases, like wearing long-sleeves and pants when outdoors at dusk or dawn. If you must be outside during these times, use insect repellent. If you have water in your yard that has collected for days after a rainstorm, drain it before mosquitoes can breed in it.
The best way to prevent mosquito bites is to avoid being outside when mosquitoes are most active (between dusk and dawn), wear long sleeves and pants, use insect repellent, and consider putting screens on windows and doors.
And when do-it-yourself methods fail, give us a call to help protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes this summer.