Natural Mosquito Repellent
Different types of mosquitoes react to different stimuli and they also have complex methods of detecting hosts. Mostly mosquitoes
are active at dusk and dawn, but there're mosquitoes that seek hosts during the day too. You can avoid mosquito bite by making sure you are not attracting mosquito, avoiding actions that diminish the effectiveness of the natural repellent, using attractants to lure mosquitoes and using a natural repellent. elsewhere.
- Possibly Oils from Garlic, Soybean, Allspice, Thyme, Cajeput, Pine, Lavender, Verbena and Pennyroyal;
- Geranium Oil;
- Clove Oil;
- Peppermint Oil;
- Cedar Oil;
- Lemongrass Oil;
- Rosemary Oil;
- Castor Oil;
- Cinnamon Oil;
- Lemon Eucalyptus Oil;
- Citronella Oil;
Below you will see a list what attracts mosquito. Keep in mind to avoid these things.
- Skin Temperature
The exact temperature depends on the type of mosquito. Many mosquitoes are attracted to the slightly cooler temperatures of the extremities.
- Floral or Fruity Fragrances
In addition to perfumes, hair products, and scented sunscreens, watch for the subtle floral fragrance from fabric softeners and dryer sheets.
- Lactic Acid
You release more lactic acid when you have been exercising or after eating certain foods (e.g., salty foods, high-potassium foods).
- Carbon Dioxide
You give off more carbon dioxide when you are hot or have been exercising. A burning candle or other fire is another source of carbon dioxide.
- Dark Clothing
Many mosquitoes use vision to locate hosts from a distance. Dark clothes and foliage are initial attractants.
Things that Lower Natural Repellent Effectiveness
- Evaporation from High Temperatures or Wind;
- Absorption into the Skin;
- Dilution from Rain, Swimming or Perspiration;
- Many Sunscreens;
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