How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Eastern Tennessee
The biggest concern about mosquitoes is—of course—their bites! Even in the heat of the summer when these pests are in full force, there are several things you can do to prevent their bites. Here’s how:
- Schedule outdoor activities at times when mosquitoes are least active. Dawn and dusk are when they’re most active.
- Eliminate sources of standing water in your yard that may attract mosquitoes.
- When spending time outside, wear long-sleeved shirts & pants
- Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent to skin and clothes. Always talk to your pediatrician before use on children.
Mosquito bites often occur on areas of the skin that were exposed, commonly your arms, neck, and legs. This is why it’s recommended to wear long-sleeved shirts to limit skin exposure. In addition, wear pants, ideally tucked into socks, to keep your ankles protected as well. Because mosquitoes are common in the summer, it can be difficult to wear warmer clothing for protection. When you have exposed skin, consider using an EPA-registered insect repellent to keep mosquitoes from biting you.
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6 Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites While Sleeping
Many people have woken up during a camping trip only to discover they’ve been devoured by mosquitoes overnight. Some of the ways you can prevent mosquitoes from feeding on you at night include the following.
- Sleep with a fan on, as mosquitoes do not fare well with wind.
- Apply an EPA-registered repellent.
- Use mosquito nets while sleeping.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants that are a bright color.
- Shower before bed to clean yourself of lingering scents.
- If indoors, keep your windows shut.
How to Prevent Mosquito Bites on Dogs & Cats
Just as mosquitoes bite humans, they may also target your pets. Talk with your vet about choosing a dog or cat-safe mosquito repellent. Always be wary of walking your dog at dawn or dusk, which is when mosquitoes are most active. During the spring, take precautions to make your property less attractive to mosquitoes by eliminating standing water. Make sure to look for scratching or signs your pets have been bitten by mosquitoes. If you do notice, always take your pet to your veterinarian.
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