Tips for Avoiding Mosquito Bites
As many Florida residents know, one of the most annoying aspects of living in the Sunshine State is all of the pesky insects that inhabit the area. Mosquitos, in particular, are especially bothersome as their bites can cause itchy and painful sores. Anyone looking to avoid mosquito bites may find the following tips to be useful.
Stay inside at dusk
Mosquitos sleep throughout most of the day because the scorching heat can dehydrate them. They are most active at dusk and night when the sun’s rays aren’t so brutal.
Avoid standing water
Mosquitos are naturally attracted to areas with higher humidity, and they require standing water to reproduce. Residents looking to avoid mosquitos should stay away from lakes, ponds, drainage areas, and even potted plants with standing water.
Wear loose-fitting clothes
The best way to prevent mosquito bites is to wear long-sleeved clothes and pants. But, since the Florida heat is so intense, it may be worth investing in looser fitting articles of clothing that are more breathable but still protect any exposed skin.
Use bug spray
Bug spray can be an effective method of keeping mosquitos away. Any repellant with DEET or picaridin will likely prove most effective, as both have been found to repel mosquitos. Be sure to read the label for proper use and how to achieve maximum effectiveness with the bug spray.
Another great way to avoid mosquitos and their itchy bites is to simply stay inside in the comfort of an apartment. Our apartments in Mount Dora, Florida, are spacious and provide the perfect place for residents to relax indoors and avoid the heat and insects. For more information about our apartment community, please contact the Veranda Apartment Homes’ leasing office today.