Mosquitos may be the most annoying life form on Earth.
Think about it: mosquitos prevent us from gathering together outside. When we decide to tough it out and allow these pests to bite us, we’re left with itchy welts for days or even weeks on end.
Worse yet, some of us even demonstrate signs of mosquito allergy. Mosquito allergic reactions can range in severity, from mild swelling to severe blistering. Luckily, anaphylaxis to mosquito bites is rare. Mosquito bites are almost never a cause for an emergency room visit.
Regardless of how severe our reactions to mosquito bites are, we all need to find ways to effectively keep these critters at bay.
In this article, we will provide information on how to prevent mosquito bites for those with allergies so that you can enjoy the outdoors without fear.
Top Tips for Preventing Mosquito Bites
1. Keep Most of Your Body Covered.
As much as you may want to go outside with your shirt off, in nothing but shorts, you should consider wearing more protective clothing.
You can decrease the likelihood of being bitten by mosquitos by simply donning long-sleeved shirts, long-sleeved pants, socks, shoes, and a hat. Of course, this method alone won’t completely prevent mosquito bites, as your face and neck will still be exposed. But it will lessen the chances and decrease the opportunity for the bugs to latch on to you.
2. Don’t Allow Water to Pool in Your Yard.
Wet or damp areas are beloved by mosquitos. Shallow pools of standing water allow these insects to proliferate and will put you at a much higher risk of being bitten.
Be sure to regularly check all the areas of your yard that could fill with water after a storm. By simply dumping the water out of the garbage can, overturning any buckets, and taking other measures to reduce standing water, you can make your yard less desirable for mosquitos.
3. Treat Your Yard at the Correct Time
Whether you’re seeking a mosquito solution for your home or business, it is important to have an effective treatment plan in place.
An effective treatment plan for mosquitoes begins with selecting an appropriate time to treat your yard. It is best to treat for mosquitoes during the times that they’re the most active – dusk, right after sunset, and dawn, right before sunrise. During those times with the most mosquito activity, your treatment will impact them more directly.
Not only are dusk and dawn the times in which mosquitoes are most active, but temperatures are also cooler at this time. Cooler temperatures will ensure that the treatment you apply to your yard will not evaporate due to heat, allowing it to last longer and be more effective.
Another important consideration when developing your preventative plan is what treatment you should use and where to apply it.
4. Use a Safe But Effective Treatment.
When attempting to eliminate mosquitoes, it is important to select a treatment that is effective while also being safe for your health. Luckily, some of the best mosquito repellent ingredients are natural and safe to use.
Some of the safest, but most effective mosquito treatment ingredients include:
- Cinnamon Oil: Although we often think of cinnamon in regard to food, the essential oil is completely natural and has very promising results in terms of fighting off mosquitoes. Not only can cinnamon oil repel adult mosquitoes, but it also has been proven to kill off mosquito eggs.
- Lemongrass Oil: While lemongrass oil is completely natural and has nontoxic properties, it has also been proven to be one of the best mosquito repellent ingredients. Lemongrass oil also happens to be one of the main active ingredients in Bask’s recommended mosquito repellent treatment – Arkion Life Sciences Stop the Bites.
- Lavender Oil: Aside from smelling great, lavender oil is a health-safe option when it comes to fighting off mosquitoes. The fragrance of lavender oil is known to repel mosquitoes, but it is also one of the only essential oils that can be used topically to soothe the itching and irritation caused by mosquito bites.
Cinnamon, lemongrass, and lavender oils are completely safe to use when it comes to fighting off mosquitoes. You can use any traditional or environmentally-friendly mosquito repelling treatment in your misting device, we recommend Arkion Life Sciences Stop the Bites.
After selecting a mosquito repellent to use in the Mistmaster®, continue by treating your outdoor space. By treating your yard or outdoor area with mosquito repellent, you will create a barrier around the property to allow for longer-lasting relief against mosquitos.
Preventing Mosquito Bites and Keeping Your Space Bug-Free Using the Mistmaster
If you’re allergic to mosquito bites, it is important to understand how you can protect yourself against these insects. Wearing long-sleeved clothing while outside and preventing dampness in your yard are just two of the many ways you can prevent an allergic reaction.
It is also important to develop a well-thought-out plan with the right treatment solution to prevent mosquito bites. Whether you’re allergic to mosquitos or not, these insects are a nuisance and cause discomfort to just about everybody. The Bask Mistmaster is a professional-grade tool that can be used to eliminate mosquitos, therefore reducing the chance of itchy bites and allergic reactions. Bask Solutions wants you to enjoy your time outside without having to worry about mosquitos or the pain they can cause.
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