How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

Stop the bugs from biting this summer


Summer time should be a care-free time of year spent outdoors. But unpleasant mosquito bites can quickly put an end to your outside activities. Mosquito bites are more than annoying; they can transmit a number of diseases, too. Read on to learn a few ways you can prevent mosquito bites this summer.

Prevent Mosquito Bites

  • Wear a good mosquito repellant. This is the most obvious and most useful tip on the list. Use a repellent that contains either DEET, IR3535, citronella, tea tree oil, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, or para-menthane-diol.
  • When you’re planning to spend time outside, keep in mind that mosquitoes are most active between dusk and dawn.
  • Create a breeze. Mosquitoes aren’t strong fliers, so strong winds can help prevent them from flying where they want, so a well-placed fan or two can work wonders. It’s also a good idea to make the most of a windy day when mosquitoes are less mobile.
  • Keep covered by wearing long clothing, if possible. Summer temperatures can get uncomfortably hot, but mosquitoes can’t penetrate your clothing when they’re looking for a snack. Try wearing high socks, hiking boots, loose fabric, long shirts and pants, and a hat on cooler, more humid days.
  • Do your best to avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing. Mosquitoes can bite through thin, skin-hugging fabric!
  • Wear lighter colored clothing. Mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors, so take this into consideration, too.
  • Keep away from standing water. Still, stagnant water is where mosquitoes flock to breed and hatch their eggs. Change bird bath water often, overturn water-filled buckets, and remove other sources of standing water to prevent creating a mosquito hot-spot in your yard.

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In certain areas and at certain times of year, calling in the professionals is the best course of action. The expert exterminators at Resolution Pest can help safeguard your property from mosquitoes. Contact us today by calling 610-337-7378 to schedule a free consultation.

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