Wednesday, July 26, 2023 by Olivia Cook
Here are some useful tips to keep mosquitoes at bay:
Invest in a good-quality, super-fine mesh, machine-washable, lightweight mosquito net that you can hang to surround your bed at night or bring with you on your outdoor adventures. Some designs have an opening that overlaps to close so you don’t need to crawl underneath the net.
Mosquito nets offer effective protection while you sleep against bites from mosquitoes and other bugs that may carry diseases.
Mosquitoes aren’t strong fliers because their wings lack range and the sweep of their wings is extremely shallow.
You can take advantage of this weakness with a few well-placed fans in your bedroom to help keep you cool at night and leave mosquitoes grounded so you can get some undisturbed sleep.
Mosquitoes are quite picky when it comes to fragrances. (Related: How to make DIY non-toxic mosquito repellents with essential oils.)
Here are some of the best mosquito-repellent plants that will keep you comfortable outdoors all summer. Note that many of them double as delicious kitchen essentials and are great additions that can beautify your home. (h/t to HouseBeautiful.com)
Mosquitoes reproduce in aquatic habitats, which means they lay their eggs in water. Removing all sources of stagnant or standing water is critical for reducing the mosquito population.
According to scientists at the University of Washington, there are certain colors that repel mosquitoes and others that attract them. Their study published in Nature Communications revealed that mosquitoes’ sense of smell (olfaction) influences how they respond to visual cues/colors.
This color preference only occurs in the presence of carbon dioxide (CO2), which you exhale when you breathe.
To reduce the possibility of a mosquito biting you, consider wearing white, blue or green. Lighter colors are less interesting to mosquitoes than darker shades like navy, black, red or orange.
Install screens on your doors and windows that let you crack them open at night to help cool your space without letting mosquitoes find their way in. Make sure your screens are installed flush against the edges and always monitor them for damage. Don’t forget to wash both sides of your screens with soapy water as needed.
Mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of sweat. If you’ve worked out a sweat during the day and climb straight to bed, you’re pretty much ringing the dinner bell and leading them straight to you – their next meal. Take a shower before you go to bed to wash away residual sweat.
Remember that any residual sweat in your sheets could also be a contributing factor. Replace your bedding regularly, and remember to give the actual duvet and your pillows a wash every so often.
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Watch the following video about Bill Gates admitting his GM mosquitoes are causing deadly malaria outbreak in the United States.
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