Dealing with Mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are the worst.
Everything about them is annoying. The first annoyance is the pin prick of pain because you realize you’re in process of being bitten. Then you have a dreadful, itchy welt for days and days that simply won’t stop.
But that’s merely the beginning…
Mosquitoes carry disease. They spread disease and are responsible for more deaths in world history than all wars combined. Malaria, West Nile Virus, Dengue, Zika Virus, and a number of other frightening diseases threaten mankind thanks to these blood suckers.
No one desires itchy bites and we certainly do not want diseases! Here are 5 sure fire ways to prevent mosquitoes.
1. Eliminate standing water.
First and foremost. Mosquitoes need standing water to breed. The little larva exist in warm water for three or more days as they prepare to emerge and wreak havoc. The more standing water that there is on a property, the more probable it’s to provide excellent breeding grounds. Eliminate standing water! Check the gutters, flower pot saucers, children’s toys, grill covers, etc..
2. Avoid being outdoors at dawn and dusk.
Most mosquitoes get super busy in the beginning and end of their 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 are not there.
3. Do not wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products.
One thing is for sure, mosquitoes have very sensitive smellers. They are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale and they also love human perspiration. Add in some scented products on your body and it’s like a welcome mat. The only scent you should be wearing is a deterrant.
4. Wear light clothing.
Not really sure why this is accurate but it’s true – mosquitoes prefer dark clothing. So wear brightly colored clothing and it certainly helps.
5. Cover up.
Speaking of clothes, use a lot of it! These blood suckers need flesh and are much less likely to suck your blood through clothes. The less skin you have exposed, the less opportunity they must attack it.
Therefore, in the event you despise mosquitoes such as the rest of us, then take these steps to make certain that you avoid them as much as possible.
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