Mosquitoes are back! It is the time of year when these irritating pests start to drive you nuts. They swarm, they bite, they leave you with itchy welts. Mosquitoes cause more human deaths than any other creature on the planet so it is wise to stay away from them!
Do you know how to protect against mosquitoes? Are you prepared to fight these blood suckers?
A few fun facts about skeeters…
– Only the females ‘bite’ humans as they need the blood protein to lay eggs.
– Mosquitoes don’t actually ‘bite’, they inject you with a solution that causes numbing so that they can suck your blood. Your reaction to the solution is what causes the welts and the itching.
– There are more than 700,000 people who die each year from diseases transmitted by mosquitoes.
How can you avoid these miserable pests? Below are some superb solutions to avoid mosquito bites and the accompanying itching.
Know your Mosquito Species.
Anopheles are the run of the mill, typical mosquitoes that live throughout the United States. These females are the ones that are active at dawn and dusk. In contrast, Aedes have a variety of species that can be bigger, more aggressive and prevalent at all times of the day. Depending on where you live, the likelihood of the different species changes. If you live in Arkansas, staying inside at dawn and dusk pretty much takes away the threat of mosquitoes. But if you live in South Florida, you’re facing 24/7 potential for swarming blood suckers.
Mosquitoes are drawn to dark so wear light colored clothing. Long sleeves and leg coverings are a great help as well. They don’t typically ‘bite’ through clothing so hats, scarves, etc. cover up the exposed skin. BUT, typically mosquitoes are going out for dinner when it is hot and layers of clothing for we humans is misery… so staying indoors is the best bet if these monsters really drive you insane.
Use a Safe, Natural Repellent
Man has been fighting mosquitoes forever and since WWII the typical solution are synthetic chemical pesticides. Not good. These toxic chemicals will only work a short period of time as all bugs (including mosquitoes) become resistant to a synthetic solution. The only option is to make the synthetic chemical stronger, more lethal and more deadly. Products on the market today are up to 1000 times stronger than they were just a decade ago! And these toxic substances are harming humans, animals and the environment. Remember the impacts and fate of DDT? Same thing happening to currently used products on the market today.
Instead, use ingredients from Nature to protect you. A safe, all-natural pest control product sprayed on yourself, on your clothing (without any staining or residue!) and throughout your living spaces will protect you and your family from mosquitoes.
Now, that is some buzz!