Thursday, February 26, 2015

How To Avoid Mosquito

Most people like to see an end to cold weather and the beginning of a warm and beautiful summer. While warm weather is pleasant and relaxing, it also brings with it annoying pests known as mosquitoes. These little critters are known for their ability to ruin picnics and other outdoor gatherings. Aside from the ugly red bumps they can put on your skin after they bite you, they can also spread potentially deadly diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus. This is why it is so vitally important to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes whenever possible. Here are some tips to help you go about doing this.

1. Know when to go outdoors

There are certain times of day when mosquitoes are more likely to bother you. Generally, they are the most prevalent during dawn and dusk. Therefore, you should avoid being outdoors during these times when it is mosquito season. If you are someone who likes to take an early morning run and you always wondered why you would get eaten alive by mosquitoes, now you know the answer. Adjust your schedule of outdoor activities so that you do them in the middle of the day.

2. Throw away your kiddie pool

Mosquitoes look for areas of standing water to perform their breeding. Kiddie pools that are left in the back yard for many weeks in a row will eventually turn into a very fertile mosquito breeding area. You should throw away your kiddie pool. If you have a larger pool, clean it on a regular basis. If you are unable to do this yourself, hire a professional pool cleaning company.

3. Mosquito control

If you are going to be having a wedding, birthday party or other type of outdoor gathering in the middle of summer, you would be wise to hire a mosquito control service to eliminate the possibility of any mosquitoes ruining the festivities. These companies have special equipment that can make the area free of mosquitoes for the entire duration of the event. Many of these companies use green products that are all-natural and safe for the environment. Therefore, you will not need to worry about your guests breathing in harmful chemicals.

4. Wear white clothing

Dark clothing, aside from attracting heat from the sun, will also attract mosquitoes in droves. Make sure that you wear white clothing as much as possible to keep the pests disinterested in you.

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