Ever wonder why some people seem to be a magnet for mosquitoes? Whether you seem to be prone to mosquito bites or not, it’s important to learn how to prevent mosquito bites. Although bites usually just result in mild inflammation and irritation, bites can also be very dangerous. For this reason, it’s crucial to stay informed about the best mosquito bite prevention and treatment methods.
At Garrie Pest Control, we are committed to keeping our customers safe from mosquitoes. Keep reading to learn about preventing mosquito bites.
How to Prevent Mosquito Bites
To avoid mosquito bites and the health risks associated with them, we recommend taking the following mosquito bite precautions:
- Schedule outdoor activities at times when mosquitoes are less active. Dawn and dusk are when they’re most active.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants when spending time outside.
- Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent to exposed skin and clothes. Talk to your pediatrician before use on children.
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Best Mosquito Bite Treatment
Most mosquito bites will result in mild symptoms, but it’s important to learn how to care for them properly. Bites can typically be treated right at home:
- As soon as possible, wash the bite in cold water and use mild soap to clean the area.
- Use anti-inflammatories, antihistamines, and over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream if the itching is painful.
- Avoid scratching the site of the bite. This will irritate the skin and may hinder the healing process.
- In the rare case, you develop any unexpected symptoms or it appears you’re suffering from an infection, always consult a medical professional.
How to Stay Safe From Mosquitoes
Although the diseases they spread are not common here in New York, it’s important to learn about mosquito bite prevention. No one should have to worry about being bitten by a mosquito every time they go in their yard, which is why it’s important to prevent these insects from invading your property in the first place. The mosquito exterminators at Garrie Pest Control are dedicated to keeping you and your family safe from mosquitoes year-round. Contact us today to learn more!Back to Mosquito Exterminators – Control – Removal