You’ve heard of the usual ways to prevent mosquitoes: wear light-colored clothing, use lots of bug spray, and light citronella candles. Even if you do all of these things religiously, it still seems like any time you step outside, you come home with at least 5 new mosquito bites. If you’re looking for an extra layer of protection, there are a few other unconventional tricks you can try to prevent mosquitoes from biting this season.
4 ways to stay bite-free this mosquito season:
That’s right, your morning cup of joe can help do more than give you the energy needed to get through the day – it can also help repel mosquitoes. Coffee can be off-putting to mosquitoes, especially when mixed with cream and sugar. This is because the chemical makeup of coffee is almost toxic to mosquitoes. Or maybe they just don’t know how to handle that much caffeine yet, who knows. After you’ve made your cup of coffee, don’t throw away the grounds! Coffee grounds can be used to get rid of any larvae living around your home. Just sprinkle some throughout your yard and you’re good to go.
We get that it might not be the most attractive summer attire, but walking around in light-colored, baggy clothes can help keep mosquitoes from chomping down on your extremities. Believe it or not, mosquitoes can easily bite through tight-fitting clothes. So while that brand new shirt might make you the most well-dressed person on the block, you’re also probably the itchiest.
If you’re someone who clings to their porch as soon as the weather gets above 65 degrees (us too), you probably have some sort of bug zapper to get rid of those pesky mosquitoes. Even though your zapper has done a good job over the years, research published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science has found that warm temperature LEDs are just as effective at keeping mosquitoes away. Plus, they’re a lot more aesthetic and less annoying than bug zappers.
Vitamin B1 gives off an odor that humans can’t detect, but for mosquitoes, it’s like smelling rotten eggs. While you still may look like a tasty treat to mosquito, at least you won’t smell like one. Just make sure you don’t wear any strong perfumes. Mosquitoes love fragrances!
Mosquitoes can be a real pain, but they don’t have to suck the fun out of everything! The best way to keep yourself bite-free this mosquito season is to protect your yard with one of our mosquito treatments. Just give us a buzz or reach out to us here to schedule your free in-home inspection.