Are you a mosquito magnet this summer?

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Aug 7, 2013 9:00:00 AM

This summer, it seems like every time I go outside in the evenings, I become a gourmet buffet for these pesky bugs.  It's rainy season here in Florida, and that means mosquitoes are EVERYWHERE. 

They're bothersome, their bites itch, and they're an all around nuisance that prohibits you from having a good time when you are outdoors during the summer months.

And in other words...mosquitos are annoying.

There are a few things you can do to avoid being the ideal meal for the pesky mosquito:

  • shutterstock 125572388Mosquitos are most active at dusk and dawn. They prefer areas that are humid, have shade, and where there is little to no wind. If you're looking to avoid mosquito bites, try to avoid these types of areas.
  • They are attracted to motion and color, so pick clothes that are lighter.  Black, blue, and red seem to be the worst choices.
  • About that fashion choice...wear loose fitting clothing, preferably long sleeves and pants.  Spray repellent on any exposed body areas.
  • Avoid fragrances that are often found in lotions, deodorants, and perfumes.
  • Pick an insect repellent that has the active ingredient DEET. A good repellent will contain 20% to 35% DEET. Never use a repellent that contains more 35% DEET on children.
The CareSync Team hopes that these tips will make the rest of your summer just a tad less "itchy" and a little more fun. 

 

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