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Effective Ways to Control Mosquito Bites

Buzzle Staff Jul 14, 2019
The use of mosquito repellents is one of the most effective ways to control mosquito bites. Have a look at some preventive measures for dealing with this problem.
Mosquitoes are responsible for various diseases like malaria, dengue, yellow fever, etc. It is extremely essential to prevent these disease carriers from entering your living area. Since the females often lay their eggs in stagnant water, make sure that you don't have stagnant water in or around your home.

Outdoor Protection

Stagnant water in ponds is often a breeding place for these bloodsucking insects. Breeding mosquito fish, killifish, goldfish, or guppies in the pond is a good option, as these feed on mosquito larvae.
It would be a good idea to stay indoors at dusk and during evening hours. If you are planning to spend time outdoors, make sure that you wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks.

Indoor Protection

Protect yourself by either preventing these insects from entering your house or killing them as they enter. Markets are flooded with mosquito control products.
These insects can be prevented from entering the house, if you have doors and windows with tightly knit mesh.

Repellents and Coils

Apply an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent cream or ointment on the exposed skin when you go outdoors, especially in woods. Coils are effective for outdoor use.

Electric Flyswatters

These are battery-operated handheld devices that look like tennis or badminton rackets. These are very effective in killing the ones that are flying around. The grid of the flyswatter is electrically charged to a voltage of between 500 and 1500 V DC.
It gets activated as you press the button. Some of the electronic bug zappers attract the insects with their ultraviolet bulbs. The insects get killed as they approach the bulbs surrounded by low voltage grid.


Mosquito nets are an effective means to protect a small living area. You can cover your bed with hanging nets to prevent the insects from coming near you. These nets are very useful for covering beds where children sleep.
You can also install nets for your windows and doors to effectively prevent these pests from entering your home. These nets have small holes that are large enough to let the air in, but not large enough to let the insects enter.
Make sure that you take measures to prevent these bloodsucking insects from entering your living area, so as to prevent mosquito-borne diseases.