The average lifespan of a mosquito is less than two months, but they can get really crafty in that short amount of time. Mosquitoes lay up to 300 eggs at a time. They are also considered the most deadliest animal in the world, as they kill up to one million people each year. But where do they come from, and how can you make sure your perfect home isn’t ALSO the perfect home for them too?
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in water, so if you have bird baths, ponds, or any other kind of standing water, you may want to change the water by cleaning out your yard decorations weekly. This will reduce breeding grounds in your yard immensely, and help you, your family, and neighbors stay safe! Installing a screen door in your doorway is another effective way to keep pesky bugs out! Even a basic door strip will do the trick, and it is inexpensive! Another great way to keep the mosquitoes out of your yard, is to buy some Patio Shield Lanterns! They guard your yard from mosquitoes and also provide a great ambiance.
Everyone hates the smell of Off, but sometimes that seems to be the only thing keeping you up all hours of the night itching like crazy! However, there are some other alternatives that work just as well, without the smell. An item like Off Clip On Mosquito Repellent is a great way to avoid the itch, and the odor. It is also safe for babies! As well as commercial mosquito repellents, there are also some natural ways to avoid the pesky insects. One way is to use essential oils such as peppermint and tea tree oil, another is to use coffee grounds! Mosquitoes hate the taste and smell of either of these scents, but most people love them! Add Repelling Bracelets to the mix and you will be itch free!
However, if you aren’t able to avoid the insects, here are some ways you can treat the bite…
- DO NOT SCRATCH!!!! This will only further irritate the bite and could cause an infection.
- Appy OTC Hydro-Cortisone Cream. This will reduce swelling and itching on the bite, as well as an other small wound.
- A Cold Compress. Again, this will help reduce the swelling and itching. It will also make the bite go away much quicker.
- Benadryl. If the pain is too bad, use some benadryl to help reduce the pain, thus reducing the itching sensation.