It's mosquito season, and we all know how bothersome they can be!
Mosquitos are constantly there anytime we enjoy moments such as doing outdoor activities with the kids or sleeping in the room with the infant.
We need to make sure that mosquitoes don't attack you and your baby and that you and your baby don't develop insect-borne diseases like dengue fever, Lyme illness, or Zika. Let's look at how to spot them and how to avoid them.
Where do mosquitoes usually live?
Mosquitoes are quick to follow as warm weather approaches. Most mosquitos rest or sleep in a dark, sheltered location, preferably in a relatively humid environment, inside vegetation such as plants and grass. A large proportion of them prefers to live near humans, while others prefer to live in forests, marshes, or tall grasses. All mosquitoes like water because mosquito larvae and pupae live in the water with little or no flow.
How can I get rid of mosquitoes naturally in the house?
1. Prevent mosquitos from entering your home.
2. Prevent mosquito breeding inside the house.
3. Keep mosquito repellent plants on hand.
4. Keep sliced lemon and cloves around the house.
5. Use a garlic spray to repel mosquitoes.
6. Keep a dish of soapy water on hand.
7. Keep a dish of beer or alcohol
8. For complete individual protection, wear a natural mosquito repellant patch whenever you are inside or outside the house.
How to decrease their population in a public place?
Here are some precautions you can take to avoid being bitten by mosquitos
1. Empty ponds, birdbaths, fountains, buckets, children's toys, and anything else that may collect water regularly.
2. Drill holes in tire swings, trash cans, and recycling bins to prevent stagnant water from accumulating.
3. Cut grass and shrubs short – adult mosquitos congregate in shady areas to rest.
4. To avoid standing water, clean out your gutters.
5. Repair dripping outdoor faucets.
6. Purchase a barrier insect spray regularly.
How can I protect my child from mosquitoes naturally?
Using a natural repellent (such as Citronella, lemongrass, Lavender, Chamomile, Tea, Mugwort, Mint, and Eucalyptus essential oils, DEET-Free) can protect a baby or child from mosquito bites, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
You should be cautious when selecting mosquito repellent patches to avoid using a harmful chemical that is not safe for your children. There are some best mosquito patches that not only use natural ingredients but can also be used on your child's clothes. No more skin allergies or rushes!
Aside from protecting our children from mosquitos, it is critical to remember that controlling mosquitos in the community is a top priority. This will ensure that our family will never be exposed to mosquito-borne diseases.
So, what are you waiting for? Get involved.
Take charge and act now