You’re out with friends enjoying Chicago’s scenery and mild weather without a care in the world––nothing could ruin your mood. But then you suddenly feel that unmistakable stinging itch – if you’re unlucky, you may start to itch several places on your body. A mosquito has chosen you for dinner, and you’ll be dealing with the consequences for the next few days.
Mosquito bites are usually nothing more than an annoyance, but the painful bumps they leave are irritating and can turn into scabs. Additionally, dangerous diseases like malaria, Zika virus, and dengue fever are transmitted by mosquitoes in rare cases.
So how do you avoid mosquito bites? Read on to find out.
Use Insect Repellent
Most insect repellents include DEET, lemon-eucalyptus oil, and picaridin, which are all ingredients that mosquitoes don’t find attractive. Check the ingredients before using an insect repellent, especially if you have sensitive skin. Most insect repellents protect you for up to eight hours, which is a perfect solution for a one-time event.
Avoid Standing Water
Did you know mosquitoes breed in stagnant water? Check your home or business for any outdoor areas with even a few inches of water, because mosquitoes lay eggs in any water they find. If you’re at an event and notice standing water nearby, take heed and stay as far away as you can.
Wear Long Sleeves And Pants
If you’re looking to avoid mosquito bites, this is one of the simplest ways. They’re attracted to human blood, and it’s much harder to get to your skin if you’re wearing long sleeves and long pants. If you’re going to be outside in a mosquito-prone area, it’s best to leave the shorts and flip-flops at home.
Call In The Experts
The most effective way to avoid mosquito bites is to implement a long-term solution by calling in Mosquito Hunters Chicago. Unlike most pest control companies, we specialize in tracking mosquitoes and eliminating them at their source. Our state-of-the-art spray treatment gets rid of the pests, along with their larvae and eggs. Unlike a misting spray that covers your grass in insecticide, our treatments are personalized to fit your specific infestation. Give us a call at 847-440-3798 ext. 1 to receive a free quote.