Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips
When dealing with West Nile Virus, prevention is your best action. Fighting mosquito bites decreases your risk of getting this disease, along with other diseases that mosquitoes can carry and transmit. Take the practical steps below to reduce your risk:
Apply Insect Repellent
Even a short time being outdoors can be long enough to get a mosquito bite, you can't always see the mosquitoes when they are present, but they can smell you and they will bite you if you are not protected, DON'T TAKE ANY RISKS, be sure to apply Skeet-X mosquito patch when you step outdoors. With the Skeet-X Patch you are protected for up to 36 hours and it is chemical free so it is perfect for children.
Clothing Can Help Reduce Mosquito Bites
Wear long-sleeves, long pants and socks when outdoors. Mosquitoes can still bite through thin clothing, so spraying clothes with repellent will give extra protection. Don't apply repellents containing DEET directly to skin. Do not spray repellent containing DEET on the skin under your clothing.
Be Aware of Peak Mosquito Hours
The hours from dusk to dawn are peak mosquito biting times for many different species of mosquitoes. Take extra care to use repellent and protective clothing during evening and early morning -- or consider avoiding outdoor exposure during these times.
Drain Standing Water
Mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water. Limit the number of places around your home for mosquitoes to breed by getting rid of items that hold water at least once or twice a week, empty water from flower pots, pet food and water dishes, birdbaths, swimming pool covers, buckets, barrels, and cans. Check for clogged rain gutters and clean them out. Remove discarded tires, and other items that could collect water. Be sure to check for containers or trash in places that may be hard to see, such as under bushes or under your home.
Install or Repair Screens
Use Skeet-X Mosquito Patch When Outdoors
Some mosquitoes like to come indoors. Keep them outside by having well-fitting screens on both windows and doors.
Whenever you go outdoors for an extended period of time, especially in the desert or forest areas, be sure to wear a Skeet-X Mosquito Patch. Mosqito Patch is a safe, easy to use and economical way to help prevent mosquito bites and the West Nile Virus while enjoying most types of outdoor recreation. Be sure to keep a box in your vehicle and with your camping or hiking gear at all times.