Coming home from the park last night I had to keep swinging Carmella’s hat in front of her face so the mosquitos would leave her alone and then I had to cut a conversation with my neighbour short because the bugs were so bad. Not to mention the constant itching I’ve been doing for the past few days so I decided to look up some tips on how to prevent the bites.
I think it’s common knowledge that mosquitos are attracted to perfumes and sweat and body odor – so basically every smell there is. DEET has been the most effective chemical to keep the bugs away but what if you don’t want something as harsh – try some of these tips. Keep in mind though that what works for one may not work for someone else. It is thought that mosquitos are attracted to a certain body chemistry that some of us have and that others don’t.
1 – Wear light clothing and keep your body covered. They can still bite through cloth but it cuts down on the number of bites you’ll have.
Home Remedies And Tips
Some say a dab, some say buckets of it. Some say the cheap stuff, some say pure vanilla. You’ll have to play around with it to see what works for you
You won’t make friends at the office but it’s handy if you’re out camping or hiking. Mix garlic powder with water to make a paste and apply to pulse points or to where the mosquitos like to bite.
Mix essential oils with rubbing alcohol or witch hazel or distilled water and spritz on body or on a cloth to rub on your body. You can put some onto a cloth and tie it around your wrist as well. (just avoid mouth and eyes)
If you’re trying to rid an area of mosquitos you can spray listerine on the lawn or around the deck or campsite.
Items to Eat
Apparently the smell that comes out of your pores from a steady diet of the below deters mosquitoes. The items aren’t meant to be combined, they’re just different suggestions.