How to avoid mosquito bites (5 ways)
Us Brits love to get away from the UK to try and get some nicer weather. Summer holidays are often the most popular time for us to jet off to other countries for relaxation and hotter weather.
But most of the time when we visit hotter countries we seem to be joined by other guests that we don't want to be visited by… Mosquitos!! This could result in us scratching, itching and red marks on us through our holidays.
These insects bite a lot and can spread a huge range of diseases like Malaria, Dengue Fever and Zika Virus.
Luckily, there is a couple of things that we can try and do to avoid bites. These tips below will help avoid an irritated holiday.
Below is a list of ways to avoid them
Wear light colours
A known fact is that mosquitoes are very attracted to dark colours. This is because of the contrast between dark coloured clothes provided against the horizon during dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
Use insect repellent
When there seems to be many many mosquitos about, insect repellent will soon be your best friend. You can buy insect repellent from your local supermarkets or pharmacys. You can apply is to all exposed areas of your skin.
Avoid common mosquito areas
To be able to do this is by checking before you go on holiday to see if your destination is a ‘hot spot’ for mosquito activity. A simple google search will let you see if your holiday is a hot spot for mosquitos. Avoid these places.
Wear appropriate clothing
Mosquitos are mainly attracted to you if you have a lot of visible skin. So because of this we recommend you to wear long sleeved clothing to protect yourself.
Use insect nets
Preventing mosquito bites can be done by using insect nets. If you're worried about mosquitos when travelling it is always a good idea to make sure the hotel you are going to provides insect nets around the bed or insect screen on the doors and windows.
If you have a problem with Mosquitos in your home, or accommodation, you can contact one of our Conquest Pest Control technicians to assist.