1. Avoid mosquito hotspots
One way you can avoid mosquito bites when travelling is to check if your holiday destination is a hot spot for mosquito activity, and in particular, the areas where the mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent.
2. Use a mosquito net
How many times have you woken up to find yourself littered with mosquito bites? That’s because, when conditions are favourable, a mosquito’s dining experience can lead well into the night.
3. Wear light colours
A little-known fact is that mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours. This is believed to be because of the contrasting dark coloured clothes provide against the horizon during dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
4. Use insect repellent
When it comes to avoiding mosquito bites insect repellent is your best friend! This is because it is one of the most effective solutions.
5. Avoid certain times of day
Generally, mosquitoes are more active at dusk and dawn, although this may differ depending on the species. These times of the day are often cooler and less windy making conditions more favourable conditions for mosquitoes.
6. Wear appropriate clothing
More often than not, mosquitoes will bite on any area of exposed skin. Because of this, it’s a good idea to wear long-sleeved clothing to protect yourself against mosquito bites.
7. Keep air circulated
Mosquitoes aren’t strong fliers (that’s why they are more active during dusk and dawn when there is little wind).
8. Remove standing water
We’ve all been guilty of leaving the buckets and spades from our beach trip out on the porch or balcony. However, did you know that these can attract mosquitoes?
Standing water provides mosquitoes with the perfect breeding environment!
9. Avoid getting too hot
As unpleasant as it sounds, mosquitoes are attracted to warm, sweaty bodies. The warmer and sweatier, the better. Since mosquitoes generally thrive in hot and humid environments, the chances are your body will already be slightly warmer than usual.
10. Skip the floral fragrances
Some floral scents have been shown to be somewhat attractive to mosquitoes, says Conlon. So it’s probably a good idea to refrain from wearing perfumes if you’re concerned about mosquitoes.
Okay i got it... But what if you were actually bitten? What to do?
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