Mosquito bites are very irritating and the ugly truth about them is the fact that they can cause life-threatening diseases like dengue, malaria, zika virus, and chikungunya. But the good news is, chances of mosquito bites can be lowered by taking precautionary measures like the ones mentioned below – They are easy, doable and important.
#1 – Avoid Bright Colors
Believe it or not but mosquitoes are highly attracted to dark colors. So, the best recommendation here is to stick to pastel colors or some shades that are earthy and soothing.
#2 – Avoid Fragrance
It may sound weird. But a less known fact about mosquitoes is that they prefer to thrive on flowers. Hence, it is advised to avoid sweet smelling lotions and shampoos, in high risk areas.
#3 – Clothing
Wear full sleeves and full pants to cover areas that can be easily attacked by mosquitoes
#4 – Mosquito Net and Mosquito Repellent
Mosquito repellent works as your best friend, when it comes to protecting you from those annoying itchy mosquito bites. Sleeping under the mosquito net also does the same.
#5 – Stagnant water
Leaving water still for days in a bucket, pots or any other object that holds water is highly dangerous. Remember, stagnant water creates a perfect breeding environment for mosquitoes. So, clear it out often.
Precaution is better than cure. However, for your mosquito control or any pest control requirement, contact Planters Pest Control in ISB & RWP, to get instant and effective relief.