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- Wear long sleeves and pants. Mosquitoes have a hard time biting through clothing, so make sure you’re covered up.
- Wear light-colored clothing (white is best). The lighter the color of your clothes, the less likely mosquitoes are to see them in order to bite you.
- Apply mosquito repellent before going outside or entering an area where there are mosquitoes present—it’s a good idea to apply it every few hours if you’re outside for extended periods of time since mosquitoes will continue feeding on you after they originally bit into your skin! Repellents containing DEET are effective at repelling these pests away from humans; however it’s important not to overuse these products since they can be harmful in high doses! A better option would be using citronella oil which has been proven effective against mosquitoes without any adverse effects whatsoever!
Protect yourself with mosquito spray or repellent.
Protect yourself with mosquito spray or repellent.
Mosquitoes can bite through clothing, so you may need to apply insect repellent after you put on your clothes and shoes. If you have a severe reaction to mosquito bites, wear light-colored long pants and shirts when outdoors during peak hours of mosquito activity. Wear hats that fit tightly around your head and neck because mosquitoes are less likely to bite through thick hair. Avoid perfumes, colognes and aftershave lotions; these scents attract mosquitoes but do not repel them.
Avoid being outdoors during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active since they tend to bite more during these times of day.
If a bug finds its way in, keep your distance.
If a bug finds its way indoors and you find yourself in close proximity, do your best to avoid it. This can be difficult if the bug is large or fast, but it’s worth trying. Let it roam about on its own terms; hopefully it will find the exit quickly and leave you alone.
If you must approach the insect for any reason, do so with caution. Do not touch it with your hands! Mosquitoes are known to bite when they have been touched by humans and this can lead to infection or disease transmission. If you must pick up an insect for some reason (maybe you’re an entomologist), try using a tissue or paper towel so as not to make direct contact with any part of their body.
Most importantly, if at all possible don’t kill them! In general this isn’t necessary unless we’re talking about a mosquito carrying West Nile virus – at which point we would suggest calling 911 immediately rather than attempting DIY pest control measures like extermination spray which could harm pets or even children who may be around during application time because they could breathe in chemicals through their nose while sleeping overnight after application takes place inside homes where others live too
Use a bug zapper.
If you have a bug zapper, use it. It’s not just for outdoors! Keep it away from kids and pets though—bug zappers will kill any insects they come in contact with. If you have a light on your porch, place the bug zapper underneath that so it attracts insects as they fly by. If you don’t want to go out of your way to find one of these things, there are plenty of lights with built-in UV bulbs (that attract mosquitoes) available at Home Depot or Amazon that work great too!
Clean up your house and yard.
- Clean up your house and yard.
Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so it’s best to eliminate any source of standing water. This includes:
- puddles, potholes and other small pools of water on the ground (especially after a rain)
- container plants that hold water or have leaves overhanging the rim of their pot
- trash bins (empty them frequently)
- gutters that aren’t draining properly, especially if you’ve had recent heavy rains
Stop bugs from coming in through the windows.
Another way to keep mosquitoes away from your home is to prevent them from entering through the windows. Here are some tips:
- Keep screens in good condition, and install new screens if needed.
- Make sure that window treatments block out direct sunlight (like curtains or shades).
- Close all the windows when you’re not using the room for an extended period of time, especially if it’s a warm day outside and there’s no air conditioning.
- Clean up any standing water around your house if possible; this is one of their favorite places to breed! If you have plants, make sure they’re watered properly and don’t over-water them (as this can create pools).
Finally, here are some things that can help prevent mosquitoes from coming into your home inside:
Use a dehumidifier and fan.
A dehumidifier and fan can help to control the humidity in your home. A dehumidifier can help to remove moisture from the air, but a fan is also necessary for circulation.
If you live in an area with high humidity or if you have a room that’s particularly damp, it’s good practice to keep your home as dry as possible. This will help to deter mosquitoes from entering through cracks and crevices on windowsills or doorways and prevent them from laying their eggs there, too.
Install screens on doors and windows.
You can install screens on doors and windows to keep out mosquitoes.
Screens are very effective at keeping out mosquitoes, which will be particularly useful if you live in an area with a lot of them. They’re easy to install and inexpensive, so they’re worth considering if you want better mosquito protection inside your home or office. And if mosquitoes aren’t an issue where you live, then screens can also be used for other types of insects as well!
Invest in a pet screen door for patio doors or sliding doors that can be left open all day.
If you have a door or window on your deck or patio that can be left open all day, invest in a pet screen door. Pet doors are great for keeping out mosquitoes because they are made of mesh and allow air to pass through but not bugs. They can be installed at any door or window, even if it has no screen.
Pet doors are perfect for letting pets go in and out without having to worry about mosquitoes entering the home with them.
Use mosquito nets, especially when kids are sleeping in their cribs.
You should also use mosquito nets while your kids sleep in their cribs, or if they are playing in an enclosed space. It will protect them from mosquitoes that may be present indoors. When you’re sleeping, mosquitoes can bite you without any resistance and infect you with diseases like malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus which could cause severe sickness.
Make it less attractive to mosquitoes by planting certain flowers and herbs like lavender, chrysanthemums, lemon balm, basil, marigolds and catnip (not the kind you smoke).
Planting certain flowers and herbs can help repel mosquitoes. You can plant lavender, chrysanthemums, lemon balm, basil, marigolds and catnip (not the kind you smoke). These plants give off a scent that mosquitoes don’t like.
Two other ways to make it less attractive to mosquitoes:
- Keep your house clean by regularly vacuuming carpets and getting rid of clutter that could collect water. This will reduce the number of places where they breed indoors.
- Remove standing water from rain gutters, birdbaths and flowerpots as often as you can—even if you don’t see any mosquitoes yet!
Get rid of standing water near the house. Even tiny pools of water serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Make sure to go over your roof and check for any holes or leaks that might be collecting water after a rainstorm. If you find some, have them fixed as soon as possible to prevent infestation..
If you want to keep mosquitoes away from your house, the first thing that you need to do is get rid of standing water near the house. Even tiny pools of water serve as breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Make sure to go over your roof and check for any holes or leaks that might be collecting water after a rainstorm. If you find some, have them fixed as soon as possible to prevent infestation.. Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water and will hatch into larvae in about 2 days if the temperature is between 68 degrees Fahrenheit (20°C) and 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30°C). The larvae then grow into adults who seek out human hosts for blood meals before laying their own eggs on plants around the yard or home..
The best way to protect yourself from mosquitoes is to avoid them. But when they come knocking at your door, it doesn’t hurt to be prepared. With these tips and tricks, you can keep those pesky bugs away from your home and enjoy the outdoors without fear of being eaten alive!