There are many places around the US that have to deal with major mosquito issues. Especially if you live in an area that has any standing water or is rather humid, you’re likely going to have mosquitoes swarming all around.
While some pests are relatively innocuous, mosquito bites can be painful in addition to potentially spreading sickness and disease. Because of this, it’s wise to do everything in your power to avoid being around mosquitoes.
To help you in doing this, here are three ways to keep mosquitoes at bay when you’re outside in the summer.
Apply Repellent To People And Places
One of the most common and obvious things that people do when they’re wanting to keep mosquitoes away from them is to use a pest control technique that involves applying repellent.
If you have areas where you’ve noticed that mosquitoes tend to congregate, you can always have those specific areas sprayed for mosquitoes in addition to trying to reduce that standing water in the vicinity. Additionally, Megan Inayoshi and Maris Cohen, contributors to Good Housekeeping, share that you can also apply repellent containing DEET to the actual people who will be in the area where mosquitoes are present. This kind of repellent comes in both lotions and sprays, so whatever is most comfortable for you to use will also be effective.
When you’re planning to be outside in the summer, you may want to find a way to get some air movement in the area you’ll be spending time. Not only will this help you to stay cool, but it can also help to keep mosquitoes away.
According to BobVila.com, mosquitoes are so small that even a breeze of two miles an hour can make it very hard for mosquitoes to fly around in. Knowing this, you may want to consider placing some fans in a few strategic positions so that you won’t have to worry about mosquitoes occupying the same space as you.
Mosquitoes can’t bite you if they can’t get to your skin. With this in mind, Kiersten Hickman, a contributor to Family Handyman shares that, when all else fails, it’s best to simply cover up your skin as much as possible.
Along with wearing long sleeves and pants, you can also try dressing in lighter colors, as it’s been found that mosquitoes tend to be more attracted to darker colors. This might be more helpful to you in the summer since lighter colors will help you stay cooler, too.
If you’re worried about mosquitoes ruining your outdoor adventures this summer, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you keep these pests away from you and your property.