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Tips To Tackle Mosquito Bites

8 August, 2019

Dengue
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While every season has its pros and cons, Monsoon brings with it a lot of woes, like floods and landslides, falling trees, waterlogging, blocked roads, power issues,  and even more troublesome, happens to be the diseases like Malaria, Dengue, and Chikungunya. These diseases are because of mosquito bites, and hence, people are advised to stay safe and avoid mosquito bites. However, one cannot do much about stagnant water outside the house, as that involves cooperation from community around, civic authorities, etc.

What we can do is to take care at a personal level to ensure that within the house, we avoid mosquitoes and their bites. We can also, to a great extent, avoid mosquito bites when we step out as well. Here are a few tips and tricks to stay safe from mosquito bites, this Monsoon.

Plug all openings in the house

While mosquitoes are a year-long problem, their breeding happens more in the Monsoon, as there is water stagnation in many parts. Hence, we need to take precautions to ensure that the mosquitoes do not enter our house. An important step to take would be to look for all holes or openings in the doors and windows or the netted doors of the windows and doors. The mosquitoes get in through these small openings, and then they can stay and survive inside and can bite the inmates. Also, windows and doors should be kept closed, especially in the evening, including balcony doors.

Use mosquito nets

The nature of mosquitoes is such that, even if we take extreme care, they somehow find ways to sneak in; hence, it may be a good idea to use mosquito nets, at least through the Monsoon. This will ensure that you do not get any mosquito bites at night when you are asleep.

Use mosquito repellents

There are many mosquito repellent creams and sprays available in the market nowadays, and few organic and natural ones as well. You could check out the products and see what works best for you. If required, mosquito repellent sprays can be used in the house. You could also use the creams on the body or even the clothes you wear, to make sure that the mosquitoes are repelled. There are also patches that you can use to repel mosquitoes and escape the dreadful mosquito bites. There are also the many mosquito repellent products that can be plugged in, overnight or during evenings to repel or kill the mosquitoes.

Wear covered clothing

Wear comfortable, cotton clothing, preferably the kind that covers your body fully, and makes it difficult for the mosquitoes to assess your body. Avoid going out to the extent possible, and use body or cloth-based mosquito repellents whenever you step out, even if you are dressed adequately to avoid bites.

Some natural tips

Tulsi plants are said to repel mosquitoes, and hence you can keep them near the doors and windows. Camphor is also said to repel mosquitoes, and camphor can be placed in water or as is in a few places across the house. Just make sure that this is out of reach of the children and pets. Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemongrass oil are also said to have mosquito repellent properties, and you could spray or diffuse these in the house to have a pleasant aroma, as well as keep mosquitoes at bay.

So, this Monsoon season, kindly try out the tips and tricks mentioned above and make sure that you do not allow the mosquitoes to score. One bite is all it takes to bring you down with a Malaria, Dengue or Chikungunya and in the olden age, recovering from these can be more tiresome and time-consuming than in the younger age. So, as the adage goes, prevention is indeed better than cure, and hence, follow the tips to stay safe and enjoy the Monsoon.

While every season has its pros and cons, Monsoon brings with it a lot of woes, like floods and landslides, falling trees, waterlogging, blocked roads, power issues,  and even more troublesome, happens to be the diseases like Malaria, Dengue, and Chikungunya. These diseases are because of mosquito bites, and hence, people are advised to stay safe and avoid mosquito bites. However, one cannot do much about stagnant water outside the house, as that involves cooperation from community around, civic authorities, etc.

What we can do is to take care at a personal level to ensure that within the house, we avoid mosquitoes and their bites. We can also, to a great extent, prevent mosquito bites when we step out as well. Here are a few tips and tricks to stay safe from mosquito bites, this Monsoon.

Plug all openings in the house

While mosquitoes are a year-long problem, their breeding happens more in the Monsoon, as there is water stagnation in many parts. Hence, we need to take precautions to ensure that the mosquitoes do not enter our house. An important step to take would be to look for all holes or openings in the doors and windows or the netted doors of the windows and doors. The mosquitoes get in through these small openings, and then they can stay and survive inside and can bite the inmates. Also, windows and doors should be kept closed, especially in the evening, including balcony doors.

Use mosquito nets

The nature of mosquitoes is such that, even if we take extreme care, they somehow find ways to sneak in; hence, it may be a good idea to use mosquito nets, at least through the Monsoon. This will ensure that you do not get any mosquito bites at night when you are asleep.

Use mosquito repellents

There are many mosquito repellent creams and sprays available in the market nowadays, and few organic and natural ones as well. You could check out the products and see what works best for you. If required, mosquito repellent sprays can be used in the house. You could also use the creams on the body or even the clothes you wear, to make sure that the mosquitoes are repelled. There are also patches that you can use to repel mosquitoes and escape the dreadful mosquito bites. There are also the many mosquito repellent products that can be plugged in, overnight or during evenings to repel or kill the mosquitoes.

Wear covered clothing

Wear comfortable, cotton clothing, preferably the kind that covers your body fully, and makes it difficult for the mosquitoes to assess your body. Avoid going out to the extent possible, and use body or cloth-based mosquito repellents whenever you step out, even if you are dressed adequately to avoid bites.

Some natural tips

Tulsi plants are said to repel mosquitoes, and hence you can keep them near the doors and windows. Camphor is also said to repel mosquitoes, and camphor can be placed in water or as is in a few places across the house. Just make sure that this is out of reach of the children and pets. Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Lemongrass oil are also said to have mosquito repellent properties, and you could spray or diffuse these in the house to have a pleasant aroma, as well as keep mosquitoes at bay.

So, this Monsoon season, kindly try out the tips and tricks mentioned above and make sure that you do not allow the mosquitoes to score. One bite is all it takes to bring you down with a Malaria, Dengue or Chikungunya and in the olden age, recovering from these can be more tiresome and time-consuming than in the younger age. So, as the adage goes, prevention is indeed better than cure, and hence, follow the tips to stay safe and enjoy the Monsoon.

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