Let’s first start with what you can do to avoid mosquitoes in the first place.
How to Avoid Getting Bit
First of all, there are two reasons you have been chosen as a blood-sucking victim: (1). Your body temperature and, (2). Your body odor.
Female mosquitoes (they are the ones that bite you, of course, right?) are attracted to pheromones we release. Your body odor is related to the food you eat, the amount of sweat you produce, using perfume, etc.
If you happen to be the lucky one with just the right smells attracting Mrs. Mosquito, here are some tips to thwart her unwanted passes.
Wear loose, thick clothing if you can, especially around your ankles (a favorite spot for mosquitos), especially when traipsing out in the woods.
Don’t wear dark, shiny colors.
Do not go near stagnant bodies of water.
Don’t wear perfume or other scents that potentially could attract mosquitoes.
There are some essential oils known to prevent mosquitoes. Learn more here.
Use a ceiling fan or small, low-speed fan to prevent mosquitoes from flying around.
Do you wake up in the morning with a runny nose, itchy red eyes, sneezing or nasal congestion? 🤧
Well, you’re not alone because bed mites are increasing!
Mites allergy has become more common because mites are easier to survive in modern homes with good insulation. Almost half of all children who have allergy problems are allergic to mites and allergy usually begins in childhood or adolescence, but can also come later in life.
A recent study shows three out of four children wake up with morning sniffing and closer to every fifth person as often as at least once a week. 63% of respondents do not know how to prevent or treat these symptoms.
So keep reading to learn what to do!
Vacuum the Bed!
Your bed 🛌 is the largest source of mites in your home, as mites thrive with moisture and heat. If you are allergic to mites, you usually experience the symptoms in the morning, as mites gather in the bed where you sleep.
Most people are good at washing the sheets and blankets, but forget about the bed itself, the survey explains. You should vacuum both the bed and mattress at least every fourteen days to decrease the number of mites.