No longer are mosquito bites just a small annoyance that we are forced to deal with all summer long, but their bites are becoming more and more dangerous to humans with the vast array of diseases that can be transmitted into our blood. When weather warms up, so does the activity of mosquitoes, so summer time is prime time for mosquitoes sucking our blood. Outdoor activities can easily be ruined by a large presence of mosquitoes that won’t seem to go away regardless of how often we swat at them or try to smash them between our hands. It is important to protect you and your family from mosquito bites this summer to avoid contracting dangerous diseases like the west Nile virus, the Zika virus, malaria and many other diseases that mosquitoes carry.
Why are Mosquitoes Attracted to Me More than Others?
Have you ever been outdoors with friends or family, at a ball game, barbeque or park and you feel like you are the only one who is getting eaten alive by mosquitoes? Many people believe that their blood is more attractive to mosquitoes than others, while this may sound silly, there are studies that have shown mosquitoes to be more attracted to certain attributes, scents and characteristics than others. Some of the factors that make people more prone to mosquito bites than others include being pregnant, having an elevated body temperature, or even having Type O blood. Regardless if you possess any of these factors or not, every human at one point or another will experience a mosquito bite. It is important to take the proper precautions to prevent as many mosquito bites as possible to keep yourself safe.
How Do I Keep Mosquitoes from Biting Me?
There are many steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes from coming near your home or onto your skin while you are outdoors. Bug sprays work most of the time, but be sure to choose a chemical free repellent, they are a safer alternative that usually include oil of lemon and eucalyptus, which is a major mosquito enemy. Mosquitoes are the most active during dusk and dawn, so avoid going out at these times as much as you can. The sunset and the sunrise are typically a mosquito’s prime biting time. One of the most important steps you can take towards mosquito prevention is to eliminate standing water on your property and near your home. Mosquitoes love to breed in standing water, so empty the kitty pool when you are finished splashing in the water and eliminate any containers from your property that can easily collect rain water and bring the mosquitoes in closer. A thorough inspection is always a great idea, walk the exterior of your home to search for any objects that could collect water and provide a healthy breeding area for mosquitoes.
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