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Prevent mosquito bite

Here are some tips and tricks on how to prevent mosquito bite. Please read and use at your own risk.

Mosquito bite prevention consists of two parts - habitat control and personal protection. In order to achieve the maximum effectiveness, the usage of both is required. 

Eliminate inactive pools of water close to your residence or home, together with old tires or disposable containers which may possibly hold water. Mosquitoes breed in water.

If traveling abroad, the usage of mosquito nets treated with Permethrin around your bed is advisable.

Even in a well-screened house, when traveling in areas of mosquito-borne diseases, the usage of a flying insect killer spray to insure the safety of your sleeping spot could be also a good idea. Use the spray about an hour before you go to bed, to give it time before ir gets effective.

Outside, the usage of Deet Insect Repellent on your skin, and Permethrin Insecticide on your clothing is one of the most effective means to prevent mosquito bites. This mixture has been confirmed to be very successful in preventing mosquito bites.

Deet is probably the most effective mosquito repellent so far. It works by masking the telltale odors of carbon dioxide and lactic acid given off by the body, and by confusing the homing insect at close range. When spread evenly on the skin surface, Deet does not need to be present in large amounts to be effective.

For mosquitoes, it is recommended a time-release DEET insect repellent for skin use. Encapsulated formulas give long lasting effective protection against mosquitoes, with lower DEET concentrations (and lower skin absorption) than traditional repellents.

Permethrin treated clothing can kill mosquitoes which come into contact with it for several weeks. Permethrin is non-staining and odorless after application and is available in aerosol or non-aerosol formulas.


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