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Mosquito Control - Attraction

 

Tired of being bitten by pesky mosquitoes?

Mosquito AttractionMosquitoes are a problem but they are not unmanageable. It is possible to enjoy that backyard barbecue without swatting away the buzzing pests or scratching at your skin. Follow these simple rules to avoid getting bitten the next time you’re outside enjoying the nice warm weather:

  • Mosquitoes are attracted to things that remind them of nectar or mammal flesh. So, when outdoors during a mosquito peak time, wear clothing that covers most of your body, keeping as much of your skin covered as possible.
  • Avoid wearing bright, floral colors as they attract mosquitoes. Khaki, beige, and olive are better color choices as they have no particular attraction for mosquitoes.
  • Mosquitoes are attracted to particular body odors which is one of the reasons why some people are bitten more than others. Yale University researchers have actually identified a component in sweat that is especially attractive to female mosquitoes. So, if your body is sweaty, rid yourself of the musk-like scent before spending time outdoors.
  • Avoid fragrances in soaps, shampoos, and body lotions. Strong scents will attract mosquitoes to you.
  • Avoid the outdoors during the peak biting times which is from dusk to dawn and when the weather is hot or humid.
  • Citronella candles and mosquito coils may be helpful as repellents.
  • Stay away from stagnant water.

Following these tips will keep you from being a mosquito’s next victim. Click here to learn more about Repellent and Control Techniques.

 

 

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