We hate being bitten by mosquitos and bugs so how can we prevent mosquitoes bites and mosquitoes from coming inside our home and rooms?
Here are 6 ways we can prevent mosquito bites and prevent mosquitoes from entering our houses.
- Wear appropriate clothes against mosquitos, such as light-colored or long sleeves
- Have plants that prevent mosquitos
- Remove stagnant water that breeds mosquitos around your house
- Avoid insects hot spots, hot seasons or peak mosquito timing during the day.
- Stop mosquitos, bugs, and pests coming inside your house or room with mesh screen
- Apply or spray insect repellents
1. Wear appropriate clothes against mosquitos, such as light-colored or long sleeves
Prevent mosquitos or insect bites by leaving as little exposed skins as possible. If you are in mosquito season or hot spot, you will be better off wearing long-sleeved clothing and long pants.
Wear long sleeves and long pants
Wearing long sleeves and long pants may be hot and uncomfortable, but you will avoid a lot of itchy mosquito bites. You can wear clothing that uses thin or cool material to feel better.
Wear light color clothes to repel mosquitoes
Studies have shown that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colors. This is because dark-colored clothes provide a higher contrast during dusk or dawn period and let mosquitos hunt for their victims easier.
Light-colored clothes will help reduce mosquito bites
2. Have plants that prevent mosquitos
There are certain plants that have aroma or properties that repel mosquitoes. Have some of these plants in your backyard, your patio or just inside your house or room as ways to fight against mosquitos! Here is a list of plants that repel mosquitoes:-
- Bee Balm
- Floss flower
- Lemon Balm
- Scented Geranium
- Lemon Grass (Do not have this near pregnant women and new moms)
- Garlic (need to crush bulbs to repel)
- Pennyroyal (need to crush the stems to repel)
- Rosemary (need to burn leaves to repel)
- Sage (need to burn leaves to repel)
These plants will not only prevent mosquitos from coming inside your house, but they will also beautify your home, add a nice fragrance to your surrounding and repels other insects and flies too.
3. Remove stagnant water that breeds mosquitos around your house
Keep your place clean and free of any stagnant or standing water. A small nickel coin-sized amount of dirty water is enough for mosquitos to breed and lay eggs and multiply.
Clear any area that collects water, leaf litters that clog up drains and etc. Similarly, keep your rooms and indoor areas without stagnant water, such as changing your water in vases and flower pots every 3 days or so.
4. Avoid insects hot spots, hot seasons or peak mosquito timing during the day.
For holidays, you can avoid going to places where there are lots of mosquitos during hot seasons.
But of course, if you are living in a home where there are mosquitos, you cannot exactly uproot and move elsewhere for a few months, right? Well, you can at least avoid the peak period where mosquitos are most active.
When are mosquitos active at day or nighttime?
Mosquitos are most active from evening time and throughout the night. You may want to avoid being outdoor from evening onwards. Stay indoor with your doors and windows closed, or open and fitted with net screen that does not allow insects to fly into the room.
When are mosquitos most active?
We all know all kinds of insects, bugs, flies, mosquitos start appearing during spring and summer. The temperate of 50°F is the point where mosquitoes breeds and eggs start hatching and you are in peak season. During these periods, please keep all the tips in this blog to reduce mosquito bites!
5. Stop mosquitos, bugs, and pests coming inside your house or room with mesh screen magnetic mosquito screen door
We definitely do not want mosquitos to enter our home and annoy us. We hate it when mosquitos bite us at night during our bedtime, so how do we stop mosquitoes from entering our houses?
How to stop mosquitos coming inside into the house?
Use a proper magnetic screen door to stop insects such as mosquitoes from entering your home. You should also have mesh screens for your windows to allow cool air to breeze through.
Some bloggers will recommend a soft, flexible magnetic screen door that is hands-free so that it is easy to enter and exit the house while keeping bugs at bay.
- pets such as dogs and cats and go through the magnetic screen door easily
- small toddlers and children can move through
- you can go through even when your hands are full carrying groceries or a tray of drinks
- keep fresh and cool breeze flowing into your house
- stops insects, bugs, flies, and mosquitos from biting you in your house!
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6. Apply or spray insect repellents
You can also buy insect repellents to apply on yourself when you are enjoying the outdoors and nature. There are lots of great insect repellents from Walmart, Amazon or Target.
Mosquito repellents that contain DEET are the most effective. Check the label for instructions and safety advice.
Repellents do not last the whole day, so do frequently apply every few hours, depending on the strength of the product. This is especially important at night where mosquitos are most active.
What can I eat to repel mosquitoes or does vitamin B12 prevent mosquito’s bites?
There are numerous articles on the internet that shows eating certain food such as garlic that prevents mosquitos from biting you.
Many articles also suggested Vitamin B12 act as a way to help you be less attractive to mosquitos and avoid itchy bites by them. Unfortunately, an updated study published in 2005 shows that Vitamin B12 does not have any effect in preventing mosquitos bites.
Another study giving Vitamin B to animals in Brazil shows no difference in attractiveness or repellent to mosquitos
Most scientific studies show that there is no real conclusive evidence that eating a certain food or vitamin B12 helps. Unfortunately, that means you cannot depend on foods to stop mosquitoes from biting you.
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