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Mosquito Prevention Tips

By Brian, May 22, 2017

Many people look forward to the summer time. Mosquitoes are one of the unpleasant things that come along with the summer time. Fortunately, you can use all natural mosquito treatment.

Ways to Naturally Repel Mosquitoes

Use Plug-In Fans

Any type of breeze will make it more difficult for mosquitoes to fly. You can use a plug-in fan to deter mosquitoes. Make sure that the fan is pointed down because mosquitoes have a tendency to fly towards the ground.

Get the Debris out of Your Yard

Piles of leaves and grass clippings are attractive to mosquitoes. They can breed in this area. That is why you may want to clean up your yard before the summertime.

Wear the Right Clothing

Mosquitoes can bite any area of your skin that you have exposed. That is why it is a good idea to wear long-sleeved shirts and sleeves anytime that you go outside. You should also try to avoid spending a lot of time outside during dusk and dawn. Additionally, it is a good idea to wear light colors. Mosquitoes are more attracted to dark colors.

Time Outdoor Exercise Carefully

If you choose to be outside at dawn or dusk, then it is still a good idea to avoid exercising during this time. Mosquitoes are attracted to the chemicals that are in your sweat and breath. They are also attracted to movement and heat.

Eliminate Standing Water

Mosquitoes go through four stages of life egg, larva, pupa and adult. The first three stages occur in water. Mosquitoes cannot breed without it. After mosquitoes feast on blood, they search for a place to mate. That is why one of the best things that you can do in order to get rid of mosquitoes is to eliminate the standing water.

Do not Wear Fragrances

Mosquitoes are attracted to fragrances. You may not want to wear perfume or cologne when you go outside. Keep in mind that mosquitoes have receptors that can detect a human scent from up to 100 feet away.

Call a Professional

If you are unable to keep mosquitoes under control on your own, then it is a good idea to call a professional. A professional will not only treat mosquitoes, but they can also prevent them from coming back. A professional may recommend that you have your yard sprayed several times throughout the year. You may also want to get your yard sprayed before a big event.

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