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Date: 2021/05/28 10:13:21

                                         Top Ways To Prevent Mosquito Bites

The mosquito, this insect feared for its bites, is present everywhere in the world except in Antarctica. Because it is a vector of pathogenic diseases to humans, it is necessary to protect yourself from it. But how do you fight mosquitoes? What are the effective methods to prevent their proliferation?

Contrary to popular belief, mosquitoes do not feed on blood but on the nectar of flowers and plants. It is only the females that bite. After being fertilized, they need protein to develop their eggs. The blood they take from their victims (in birds, mammals, and in particular in humans) provides them with the proteins they need.  In this article, I will give you the best tips to avoid mosquitos.  


Prevent their proliferation

The No. 1 priority is to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes will find ideal conditions to lay their eggs. Water should not be left in saucers, flower pots, cans, or other containers. The gutters must be cleaned and a layer of polystyrene beads should be placed on the surface of the rainwater collection tanks (if they are not covered).

Test ultrasound, bracelets, and smartphone applications

The effectiveness of these methods is not proven. It is better to avoid buying these gadgets so as not to incur unnecessary expenses.

Don't let mosquitoes in

To prevent mosquitoes from entering the house, it is advisable to install a mosquito net on the window frames, whether on a window, especially in the evening, when unwanted insects attack. the most. It is also possible, in high-risk countries, to put one around the beds, you can buy it from  Indeed, Protecting babies in their pram with a mosquito net is essential in summer.

Put plants with repellent power

Scented plants lemongrass is most effective in repelling mosquitoes. Other strong-smelling plants have repellency. This is the case of verbena and lemon balm with lemony foliage, fragrant geraniums, and many aromatic herbs.

Choosing the right clothes

If the weather allows it, it is better to wear loose, thick clothing so that the mosquito tubes cannot penetrate the fabric. The areas of the body (arms)

Install mosquito sockets

Mosquito repellent electrical outlets release active ingredients into the air which repel insects. They are plugged in in bedrooms or in the living room where mosquitoes usually bite. Even if they have certain effectiveness, they should not be abused because the pads are soaked in pesticides which can be dangerous for health and the environment.

Build a homemade mosquito trap

These traps can only be used outdoors. The principle is to attract mosquitoes by diffusing CO2 or octanol and to suck them into a net. Some run on gas but you can also make them yourself.


Eat foods that contain vitamin B1

Vitamin B1  (thiamine) is present, inter alia, in foods such as beer yeast, sunflower seed, wheat germ, and soybean. It is said that when there is enough of it in his body, humans give off a yeasty odor that repels mosquitoes. When they smell it, they flee. This remains to be verified!

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