Mosquito bites can be a pain, they get red, swell, itch, but it doesn’t stop there, they cause worry especially the last few years. Mosquito bites can cause different diseases that can if not careful, cause death, EEE and West Nile Virus are becoming too common. Unfortunalty you can not just look at a mosquito and know whether or not it is infected but what you can do is try your best to prevent them from biting you at all.
It is unrealistic and unfair to yourself and children to stop going outdoors just because of mosquitoes, but what you do have to do is be aware of the insect dangers. First, know the threat levels for your areas, always use mosquito repellent and try to limit outdoor activities after dusk when mosquitoes out the most. Cover up, wearing socks, sneakers, long sleeved shirts and pants can help protect your body from bites. If your areas threat is higher and you have to be outdoors use a repellent with DEET, just be sure to follow instructions, on children spray on clothing, not body and wash clothing once you are home.
Some studies show mosquitoes prefer brighter clothing, so do some other bugs, not sure how accurate this one is, but if you are going to be out for a long day it can’t hurt to wear more natural colors for the day. Keep your body clean, mosquitoes like body odor, so make sure you are clean and deodorized, but do not use fruit or sweet smelling perfumes or lotions, this will only attract them more.
Try and live your life protecting yourself from these nasty inconsiderate pests, don’t let them rule your life!