Everything you need to know about mosquitos and how to deal with them

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Summer is known for being a joy bringer, but sadly it brings mosquitos that ruin all the fun and joy. All of the outdoors activities turn to hell because of all the mosquitos out there. The Dracula insect is so annoying and completely ruins the summer mood. Not to mention the bites that leave us with marks and possible diseases, and if someone is allergic, then God be with him or her. Sometimes, we notice that mosquitos roam around some persons more than others. In this article, you will find some useful information about mosquitos.

5 reasons why mosquitos are attracted to you more

1. Pregnancy
If you are pregnant, then you are a mosquito magnet. Mosquitos always like to roam around pregnant women, but why? Pregnant ladies produce a lot of odors that mosquitos love, such as carbon dioxide, uric acid, lactic acid, etc.
2. You’re sweaty and moving
If you are in a forest or a natural place and you are running or doing physical exercises that make you sweat, then you are a mosquito attractor. The sweat produced by your body attracts mosquitos alongside the produced lactic acid and of course, your movement.
3. Your blood 
If humans have favorite meals, then mosquitos have favorite blood types as well, Type O to be precise. If you are a Type A blood, then you are lucky because mosquitos are not that attracted to your blood type.
4. Wearing perfume/cologne
Like body odor, mosquitos are attracted to strong smells, that is why make sure to not put any perfume if you are going to a tropical place, or if you do, then wash it off before you go out.
5. Overweight
Humans love sweets and chocolate, but mosquitos absolutely adore carbon dioxide. Being overweight means that your body is producing more CO2 than regular human beings. Also, adults attract mosquitos more than kids because of the size difference.

3 methods to get rid of mosquitoes

1. Plant repellents
If you don’t want any mosquitos around you, then make sure to plant the following plants:
  • Citronella
  • Mint
  • Catnip
  • Marigolds
  • Ageratum

The mentioned plants are natural mosquito repellents that will help you get rid of the annoying bugs.

2. Fans
A little circulating air in your house is going to be a great thing. Mosquitos are tiny creatures and circulating air puts them against a lot of resistance that is why they won’t bother come enter your home when they are hit by a breeze of air. Try using oscillating fans or box fans and avoid using ceiling fans because they will do you harm more than good.
3. Oil
These next oils work as great mosquito repellents
  • CITRONELLA
  • CLOVE
  • THYME
  • EUCALYPTUS OIL
  • CELERY EXTRACT

All of these oils are great and safe for use except eucalyptus oil that is dangerous for kids under the age of 3.

4 remedies to treat mosquito bites at home 

1. Oatmeal paste
It is not a difficult thing to do, just mix oatmeal with some water in a 50/50 ratio to make a paste. Put the paste on your mosquito bite then cover it using a clean washcloth. Hold it in place for a couple of minutes before taking it off, then simply rinse.
2. Honey
Honey is going to help you relieve the itchy feeling. All you have to do is apply a bit of honey to the mosquito bite and that’s it.
3. Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is an incredible natural anti-inflammatory device that can not only help with sunburns but also mosquito bites, its anti-inflammatory properties make it reduce the swelling caused by a mosquito bite.
4. Baking soda
Baking soda always comes in handy, just create a paste using a mixture of baking soda and water, then apply it to the itchy spot and let it dry, then rinse it away.