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Stop Mosquito Bites! What Works and What Doesn't On Pesky Pests

July 28, 2015 2 min read

If the threat of mosquitoes is driving you indoors this summer, this is your guide to tackling those thirsty blood-suckers once and for all! Here are the Do's and Don'ts of mosquitoes: Do's:
  • Avoid Peak Hours: Mosquitoes come out heavily at dawn and dusk. Being outside at these times is a recipe for getting bitten, so schedule your barbecue for before the sun goes down.
  • Wear The Right Colours: In the daytime, mosquitoes use their vision to seek out food. Light, pastel colours are best because they don't stand out to a bug's eye. Darker colours are to be avoided in the prime sun hours.
  • Watch Your Pulse: An elevated heart rate can attract more pests. The higher your heart rate, the more CO2 you produce and that is a magnet for bites. Exercising and drinking booze are both common outdoor summer activities, and can get your heart pounding.
  • Wear Protectant: It may be a chemical-strength protectant like DEET, or a natural alternative, but keep yourself covered with what works for you.
Don'ts: 
  • Cover Yourself In Mouthwash: It's true that ingredients found in mouthwash can be found in some bug repellents, but Listerine will not provide you the same protection.
  • Buy Wearable DEET Accessories: These are not effective because DEET should be applied directly to your skin. A DEET wristband or anklet isn't a good source of protection at all.
  • Buy Citronella Candles: They only work if they are very close to you, which could be dangerous. Even at that proximity, they are fairly lousy repellers.
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