Helpful Tips to Keep You Healthy and Mosquito Free
Precautions for products containing DEET
- Do not apply bug sprays over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.
- Use just enough insect repellent to cover exposed skin and clothing.
- Do not use under clothing.
- Avoid putting on too much bug spray.
- After returning indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water.
Get rid of stagnant water
Make sure to drain all sources of standing water such as buckets and wheelbarrows, and add chlorine to your fountain.
Don’t let them in
Keep your doors and windows shut. If you must open them for air, make sure that you have proper screening installed.
Know your limits
Mosquitoes are attracted to some people more than others. They can be drawn to sweat, type O blood, and heavy breathers.
Only females go after your blood and lay eggs. Eliminating the female mosquitoes will lessen the population around your home.
Treat the wounds
It is the saliva of the mosquito bite that irritates us. You may ease the irritation by rubbing half a lemon, minced garlic or chilled aloe vera gel onto the bite. You may also dab toothpaste on the bite and let it rest for about 10 minutes.
Asian Tiger Mosquito
This monochrome striped Asian Tiger Mosquito doesn’t make a buzzing sound.The female looks for blood during the day and tends to work their way from ankle up. Rid your premises of standing water to keep them away. Be careful with pets as they can transmit heartworm.