Mosquitoes are the worst.
Everything about them is bothersome. The first encounter is that the incessant buzzing around your head. The next degree of annoyance is the pin prick of pain right as you realize you are in process of being bitten. Then you have a horrible, itchy welt for days and times that just won’t stop.
But that’s just the start…
Mosquitoes carry disease. They spread disease and are responsible for more deaths in world history than all wars combined.
No one desires itchy bites and we certainly don’t want diseases! So here are 5 sure fire ways to prevent mosquitoes.
1. Remove standing water.
First and foremost. The little larva exist in stagnant water for at least three times as they prepare to emerge and wreak havoc. The more standing water that there is on a property, the more probable it is to give excellent breeding grounds. Eliminate 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 active at the beginning and end of the day. (Midday is to hot and make it tougher for them to fly.) If you must go outdoors, try to get it done when they aren’t there.
3. Don’t wear perfumes, lotions, or scented personal products.
One thing is for certain, mosquitoes have very sensitive smellers. They are drawn to the carbon dioxide we exhale and they also love human perspiration. Add in certain scented products on your own body and it is just like a welcome mat. The single scent you need to be wearing is a parasite.
4. Wear light clothes.
Not really certain why this is accurate but it is a fact – mosquitoes prefer dark clothes. So wear brightly colored clothes and it surely helps.
5. Cover up.
Discussing of clothes, use lots of it! These blood suckers desire flesh and are much less likely to suck your bloodstream through clothes. The less skin you have exposed, the less chance they have to attack it.
Therefore, if you loathe mosquitoes such as the rest of us and Wildlife Experts, then consider these steps to make certain that you avoid them as far as possible.
And do not forget to get rid of standing water!