Mosquito bites are very common in hot seasons. Therefore, it is essential to know how to prevent them, since their bite, in addition to being annoying, can cause the transmission of diseases. This is the case of tiger mosquitoes, a species capable of transmitting diseases such as dengue, yellow fever, and the Nile virus.
With these tips, you can prevent them from taking over your home, and even more importantly, prevent them from biting you!
Opting for mosquito nets, natural anti-mosquito repellants and the like will help you a lot in your & day-to-day to avoid mosquito bites at home.
Among the most common symptoms of mosquito bites we have that they can produce:
A swelling accompanied by a small lump at the site of the bite.
Itching and stinging in the affected area.
Blisters or dark spots (like small bruises).
Allergy and hives.
For this reason, it is very important to have prevention remedies or resort to a series of tricks to prevent mosquitoes from biting you daily. Let’s see them!
10 Infallible Tricks To Avoid Mosquito Bites
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1. Use mosquito nets
The installation of mosquito nets on windows will help us avoid the entry of mosquitoes while we cool and ventilate the house. We also advise you to place strip curtains on the doors and mosquito net curtains around the beds to prevent their access at night while you sleep. This is a common practice in Latin American countries.
A very effective trick, to achieve greater effectiveness, is to apply insecticides on the mosquito nets and curtains.
2. Use electric anti-mosquito lamps or diffusers
Electric insecticides are a very effective solution to get rid of mosquitoes at night. You can find these diffusers in supermarkets, large stores like Walmart, or even online.
Another device that is excellent for repelling mosquitoes is the mosquito lamp. These lamps are characterized by attracting mosquitoes with ultraviolet light that is completely eliminated with its high voltage. In the market, you can find both home interiors and exteriors.
3. Turn off the light
If you usually open the window at night to cool or ventilate the room, always try to do it with the light off. In fact, it’s best to completely turn off any lights or pilot lights that could attract mosquitoes into your home.
Remember that light always attracts mosquitoes. If you install an ultraviolet lamp, it is ideal to warn them that they are not welcome!
4. Clean stagnant water places
A bucket of water, a half-full watering can next to the plants, our pet’s waterer, or even the pool itself, are the best places for mosquitoes to live and reproduce. For this reason, it is essential not to provide them with direct access to stagnant water, since it is part of their natural habitat.
Similarly, avoid leaving the garbage can open or leave food scraps on the floor. Cleanliness is essential to prevent the appearance of pests at home, especially fleas, rodents, and other insects.
Therefore, we recommend that you continuously empty all the buckets that you use to water or bathe your pets. And, as for your pet’s drinking fountain, the ideal is to change the water from time to time so that it is in continuous movement and does not remain stagnant.
On the other hand, pool water must be periodically chlorinated to keep it purified and clean.
5. Apply repellants or natural remedies
To avoid sunspots we use sunscreen. In this case, to avoid mosquito bites … use repellants! They can be commercial (body creams) or homemade (there are a lot).
In fact, you can make a homemade mosquito repellent with essential oils. We show you how:
In a small, clean, and sterilized spray bottle add 15 drops of your favorite essential oil, 20 drops of clove essential oil, 10 drops of rosemary essential oil, 100 ml of witch hazel, and 100 ml of distilled water. Shake the mixture well and you’re done.
This repellent is intended to be applied to garments and clothing. It is 100% effective!
On the other hand, if the mosquitoes have bitten you and caused small wounds, do not miss details of how to make a pumpkin-based disinfectant cream. It’s really easy to prepare! But, remember that this does not kill them, it simply keeps them away from the area where we have applied the repellent.
6. Clean your house daily
As we have indicated before, one of the main ways to avoid mosquitoes is by cleaning the house well. They hate that “clean smell” that detergents leave on furniture, the sofa, or the floor.
Likewise, we advise you to carry out good daily hygiene on a personal level. Mosquitoes love strong odors, whether it’s sweat, feet, or body odor. And with the heat, they multiply! That is why it is so important to shower or wash several times a day and prevent them from getting closer to us.
7. Avoid the use of colognes and sweet perfumes
Not only do they like smells that are unpleasant to us, but they also like smells that are pleasant. For example, a sweet-scented cologne or cream will always appeal to them. The same happens with soaps or shampoos with sweet essences of fruit aromas.
We advise you to avoid using this type of product during the summer. Or instead, substitute mosquito-fighting scents like cedar, juniper, chamomile, or similar essential oils.
8. Avoid using hair mousses
It is very typical to use a mousse or hairspray to style, curl or hold hair without frizz. But, bad news! These products also attract mosquitoes.
A good solution is to wash your hair well before sleeping to avoid, thus, that they are primed with you during the night.
Similarly, we advise you to wear long, loose, and cool clothing in summer. Yes indeed! The elongated clothing that you select should be of light colors and cool so as not to get too hot during the days of high temperatures.
9. Use anti-insect plants
Lavender, basil, honeysuckle, cinnamon, or rosemary are excellent plants that repel insects. Of all of them, the best to combat annoying mosquitoes is basil. Apart from being an incredible ingredient for meals, dinners, and salads, this plant will help you get rid of mosquitoes. You can grow it at home and place it near the windows.
Trust us, mosquitoes won’t dare enter.
10. Avoid doing activities at dawn, dusk, or at night
Common mosquitoes are nocturnal and twilight, that is, they tend to bite during dusk, night, and dawn. Therefore, if you do not want to be eaten by these insects, you should avoid any outdoor activity during these hours.
However, keep in mind that tiger mosquitoes do not have a defined schedule to attack. They do it at any time of the day! Therefore, never forget the application of repellants and other anti-mosquito devices.