How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Moore County
Mosquitoes are out in high numbers every spring and summer in Moore County. To avoid a slew of mosquito bites, there are several things you can do to protect yourself:
- Avoid outdoor activities at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
- Get rid of standing water sources where rainwater has collected.
- Wear long sleeves and pants when spending time outside.
- Use an EPA-registered insect repellent to ward off mosquitoes and prevent bites.
What to Wear to Keep Mosquitoes Away
Mosquitoes will bite you wherever they find exposed skin. This usually means that your arms, legs, hands, feet, and neck are the most opportune targets. Wearing long-sleeved clothing and pants to limit skin exposure is one of the best ways to limit bites, even though it can be a hard choice to make in the warmth of spring and summer. If you choose to leave exposed skin, consider using an EPA-approved bug spray to prevent mosquito bites.
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Preventing Mosquito Bites At Night
Mosquitoes are most active outdoors at times of low sunlight. This has caused many people to wake up from a night on a camping trip to discover they’ve been eaten up by mosquitoes as they slept. Here are some ways to prevent this from happening to you:
- Set up mosquito nets before going to sleep.
- Wear long-sleeved and bright-colored clothing.
- Sleep with a fan on to drive mosquitoes away.
- Use an EPA-registered bug spray.
- Shower before bed to clear lingering scents.
- Keep your windows shut if you’re indoors.
Stopping Mosquitoes From Biting Your Pets
Mosquitoes will bite your pets just like they’ll bite you. If you want to protect your dogs or cats, talk to your vet about choosing a pet-safe mosquito repellent product. You can also protect your pets when they’re outside in your yard by removing any sources of still water you find around your property. If your pet is constantly scratching during spring or summer, it could mean they have mosquito bites.