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Updated 10 November 2017

5 ways to protect yourself during mosquito season

Temparatures are gradually rising which means less clothing, more opened windows and mosquitos having a field day. Here’s how to avoid being bitten by mosquitos:

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Get rid of standing water

Small things that you don’t realise store water actually do. These are objects like flower pots and old tyres. Hence, they should be removed and stored away if they’re not in use. If left unattended they become breeding grounds for mosquitos.

Natural repellents

Ditch the repellents and creams that contain harmful chemicals like deet, which if used continuously can cause skin and eye irritation. Rather opt for natural ingriendients like tea tree oil, however according to the Better health organisation the effectiveness of essential oils will depend on your skin type and the type of mosquito you’re dealing with.

Cover up

The last thing you want on a hot day is to have layers of clothes on, especially when sleeping. But, wearing long, light and flowy clothing can help keep the pesky bugs away from your skin. Instead of rocking tight leggings rather wear a long and flowy dress.

Bug bite tools

No matter how prepared you are, there’ll still be lingering bugs in the air especially in summer. So, for maximum protection, equip your house with bug bitting tools that get rid of different bugs in the air, mosquitos included.

Avoid dark clothing

Mosquitos are attracted to dark colours like black and navy blue as they use sight and scent to locate their next target. Pastel colors should be your favorite this season, not only will it keep the mosquitos away, it’ll also make you trendy for summer.  

 
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