How to Fight Back Against Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites may seem like just a minor inconvenience, but in some cases, they can be a big deal. The CDC reports that in July 2023, 12 states reported cases of West Nile virus which is a disease carried to humans through mosquito bites. Let’s look at a few steps you can take to protect yourself and your family.

Bug Repellent

This may seem like a no-brainer, but bug repellent really is your best first line of defense against mosquito bites. You should be applying bug repellent to yourself and your family at any point when you are outside, especially in the summer and fall. You should also apply mosquito repellent to the things you’ll be using outside such as chairs, tents, sleeping bags, or other items where bugs and ticks might be tempted to hide.

Dress Appropriately

If you’ll be spending time in an area that is highly infested with certain types of bugs, such as mosquitos or ticks, you can protect yourself by wearing the appropriate clothing. It’s recommended that you wear long pants or sleeves in areas that are prone to intense insect activity. Although this may seem inconvenient, especially in the summer, it might be necessary for certain situations.

Have Your Property Treated

If bugs are a serious problem on your property, you could consider having the property itself treated. This is often very effective to cut down on mosquito bites. If you have pets or small children, you should consider investing in such a service. This could help to reduce your risks of contracting serious illnesses from bugs.

Keep Property Clean

Many bugs congregate in areas that have a lot of clutter or standing water. This is why it pays off to keep your property clean and in good shape. This can help prevent large amounts of insects from migrating to your property.

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