Tips to Avoid Mosquito Bites

We Hate Mosquitoes!

Nowadays, mosquito-borne illnesses continue to emerge and take millions of lives across the globe. There are harmless mosquito species; however, most of the species feed on humans, pets and live stock and transmit life-threatening parasitic or viral diseases.  They buzz around and we suffer from itchy mosquito bites all summer long. But wait!  There is no reason to suffer this discomfort.  Read on to learn more about how Mighty Mosquito Control can get rid of mosquitoes.

Avoiding mosquito bites is quite difficult when hundreds of mosquitoes are flying around our yard. Vector control and spraying are the best methods to get rid of mosquitoes in the backyard and, at the same time, serves as preventive measurements against mosquito-borne Illnesses.

 

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The Center for disease control (c.d.c) gives us this information on how to avoid mosquito bites.
 

Planning a Trip? Do Your Homework Before Traveling

Make a check list of everything you'll need for an enjoyable vacation and use the following resources to help you prepare.

  • Pack a travel health kit. Remember insect repellent and use it to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Learn about destination-specific health risks and recommendations by visiting CDC Travelers' Health website.
  • See a healthcare provider familiar with travel medicine, ideally 4 to 6 weeks before your trip. Go to the Find a Clinic webpage for help in finding a travel medicine clinic near you.

Prevent Mosquito Bites While Traveling

Mosquito bites are bothersome enough, but when you consider risks, like getting sick with Zika, dengue, or chikungunya, it's important that you choose an insect repellent that works well and that you feel comfortable regularly using.

  • Protect yourself when traveling: Learn about country-specific travel advice, health risks, and how to stay safe by visiting CDC Travelers' Health website.
  • Use insect repellent: Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent with one of the following active ingredients. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
    • DEET
    • Picaridin, also known as KBR 3023Bayrepel, and icaridin
    • Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD)
    • IR3535
    • 2-undecanone
  • Cover up: Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Keep mosquitoes outside: Stay in places with air conditioning or that use window and door screens. If you are not able to protect yourself from mosquitoes inside your home or hotel, sleep under a mosquito bed net.
  • Learn more: Travelers can learn more about mosquito bite prevention in this fact sheet[924 B].

After Your Trip

Visit your healthcare provider right away if you develop a fever, headache, rash, muscle or joint pain.

  • Tell your doctor about recent international travel.
  • Visit the Getting Sick after Travel webpage for more information.
  • Read more about Zika
  • For more information on chikungunya
  • Learn more about dengue
  • Learn more about protecting yourself from mosquito bites[862 KB]

 

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