Mosquito bites are annoying. They can be painful and occupy much of your time trying to avoid being bitten. There are all kinds of products in retail stores to spray all over your body, but most of those products either smell horrible or make your body feel slimy all over.
Follow some of these natural steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and you’ll save money and feel cleaner.
Mosquitoes are most common in areas that are warm and moist. This means you’ll see more of them during the summer months that any other time of the yea. As hot and uncomfortable as it may be, try wearing long sleeve shirts during.
You can mix long sleeve shirts with shorts, or short sleeve shirts with pants. This way at least half of your body is cooling itself with effectiveness. Pay attention to where you normally are bitten.
Some skin areas on your body release a different odor than others. Mosquitoes can pick up on this and will feast accordingly.
If you find that your legs are a mosquito bite favorite, then try wearing pants more often in mosquito-populated areas. You can apply this technique to any half of your body.
Mosquito tents are another way to avoid being bitten. If you’re camping then this is a must. If you are trying to avoid these little buggers at night, you can try standing close to a campfire.
Although mosquitoes thrive in warm and humid environments, they generally don’t like the heat that fires produce. Use this to your advantage.
Use tomato seed oil. This comes in aerosol format and can be found at most local camping or natural remedy stores.
This is certainly a natural way to avoid being bitten by a mosquito, but the only drawback is that tomato seed oil can attract other bugs that may bite you.
They pick up on the smell as though you were a tomato plant and feast accordingly depending on where you are.
Dryer sheets work well. If you have any dryer sheets lying around the house of in the laundry room, pull them. Take one or two of them and rub them all over your body.
You can even rub one of the sheets through your hair. There’s something about the odor that it releases that mosquitoes absolutely hate.
This is a very effective way to avoid being bitten. Make sure to put two or three extras sheets in your pockets if you happen to be camping or on a hike through an areas highly populated with mosquitoes.
You can use olive oil as well. This is a technique used by Europeans from time to time. You may not like the feeling of the oil on your skin at first.
But after a while you might realize that not only can olive oil help to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes but it can also help to make your skin much more healthy. This strategy has multiple benefits for sure.