Simple Methods to Prevent Mosquito Bites


Tired of so-called best mosquito bite preventive methods which rarely work when put in action? Well, this post is exactly what you need.

By the time you finish reading, you would have learned 5 easy yet effective methods (and no, the list does not include calling upon your local mosquito control Singapore company) that will help you keep these pesky, little-winged creatures at bay. Let us carry on.

Tip 1 – Blow Them Away

Mosquitoes are most active during this dry season and they certainly would not let go of a chance to feast on you when you step outdoors. Well, there is one very simple way of enjoying outdoors without letting mosquitoes come in way. Simply blow these creatures away, how you may ask? You see mosquitoes cannot stand any breeze above 0.4 metres per second. So if you are intending of heading out, pick a spot where breeze is fairly strong.

Alternatively, you can use plug-in fans. But remember to direct the fan’s force downward, instead of upward. Why? Because mosquitoes like to fly extremely close to ground so that they can avoid wind.

Tip 2 – Have an Alcohol-free Party

According to experts, mosquitoes mainly use CO2 to locate food resources. Drinking alcohol increases the production of CO2 and so does eating spicy food.

Tip 3 – Invest in Tightly Woven Material

While you might like to wear linen and cotton in Singapore’s hot weather, they don’t offer great protection against mosquitoes. A better option would be high-tech athletic clothing, as research shows that mosquitoes are unable to penetrate apparel with an extremely tight weave. According to experts, synthetic fibers are a good option because of their tight weave. You can also pick garments that provide sun protection as they too usually have a very tight weave.

Tip 4 – Wear Light Colors

In addition to CO2, mosquitoes make use of their vision to locate food sources during daylight. Because mosquitoes keep close to the ground when they fly, they seem to locate targets by checking things which are in sharp contrast with horizon. That’s why they are more attracted toward dark color, while light color doesn’t interest them much.

Tip 5 – Use some Mosquito Repellent

Mosquito repellent Singapore has many brands and different uses. Here are some things to remember when applying them:

  • Repellents are not a perfume product, so don’t use it that way. The right way to use it is to take a little of it in your hand and rub the solution on to your body, especially wrists, elbows, ankles, and forehead.
  • DEET concentration is indicative of how long the lotion will last, not of its performance. A product having a concentration of 7% – 10% will last for about 90 minutes. (Mozquit products are all natural and don’t contain DEET)

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