Those pesky bloodsuckers we love to hate are everywhere. A few minutes outside can leave you with a dozen itchy bites. Don’t let mosquitoes ruin your day. Here are five ways you can protect yourself from mosquito bites.
1. Apply bug spray.
Mosquito repellent spray is one of the most common methods used to protect your skin from a barrage of bites. Choose one that’s right for you and your family (highly rated sprays or more natural products), and make sure you follow the application instructions for the most effective results.
2. Get rid of standing water.
Standing water is a huge no-no during mosquito season. Mosquito larvae live in standing water, and anywhere you find standing water you’ll likely find a large mosquito population. Walk around your outdoor property and make sure you don’t have any buckets or other receptacles holding water. Dump out the water or use household items to safely destroy the larvae in the water.
3. Cover your legs, arms, and feet.
A simple and effective way to protect your skin from mosquito bites is to cover it. Long-sleeved shirts, pants, shoes, and socks will cover most of the skin mosquitoes want to latch onto, and save you from days of obnoxious itching.
4. Use candles and lanterns outside.
The reviews are mixed when it comes to items like citronella candles, but if you love spending time on the patio, they’re worth a shot. One candle for a large patio won’t be effective, so make sure you read the directions and distribute the appropriate amount of product around your patio area.
5. Make your garden work for you.
Planting mosquito-repellent plants in your garden can minimize the amount of mosquitoes buzzing around your property. Rosemary and basil, along with several other plant options, are great multi-functional choices.
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