How do you prevent mosquito bites this summer? When you’re planning to spend time outdoors this summer, protecting yourself and your family from mosquito bites is important. These pesky insects can make it hard to enjoy being outside for any length of time thanks to their bites and skin reactions. A good mosquito control service and the following tips from the CDC can help you prevent mosquito bites and enjoy the outdoors.
Wear Mosquito Repellent
Choose a mosquito repellent that contains DEET or another active ingredient, such as picaridin, that’s good at deterring mosquitoes. Look for mosquito repellents that are registered with the EPA, since these are both safe and effective. Reapply repellent as directed while you’re outside.
Cover Up Your Skin
Wear shirts with long sleeves and long pants when heading outdoors to prevent mosquito bites. Choose clothing that’s loose-fitting, since this makes it harder for mosquitoes to bite through fabric.
Fix Home and Window Screens
Patch up holes in screens to stop mosquitoes from getting into your home. Replace screens that can’t be patched up or fixed. You can even get mosquito bites when you are sleeping.
Dump out any containers in your yard that hold water, such as birdbaths, flowerpots, and buckets. This helps prevent mosquitoes from having a suitable place to lay their eggs.
Schedule Professional Mosquito Control
Professional mosquito control can help ensure that mosquitoes don’t have a chance to infest your yard. You can have your yard treated on a schedule to keep these pests at bay.
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