Avoiding buzzy friends – Tips for protecting yourself against mosquitoes
Mosquito bites are irritating and unpleasant. These little bugs are everywhere, especially in outdoor warm and humid areas. Are there anything we could do to avoid being bitten?
Check whether your government provides health related information on travelling outside your country – for example, the Center for Disease and Control (https://www.cdc.gov) website from the US government.
1. Use insect repellent
The best products have DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus as their active ingredients.
Find the mosquito repellents that is right for you:
2. Cover up with loose-fitting, light colour clothings.
3. Use mosquito net, avoid going out at dawn or dusk!
4. Perfumes and deodorants can attract mosquitos and may be best avoided.
5. Phone apps. Search for “Anti Mosquito Repellent Sound” app on your iPhone or Android apps store that purport to deter mosquitoes by emitting high-frequency sounds.