After the spreading of Zika Virus, mosquitoes became one of the most bothersome pests. According to a survey, these little creatures kill more humans than any other animal in the whole world. These mosquito are far ahead than lions, crocodiles, and humans for killing living beings. It is claimed many times that, these blood sucking can drink blood up to 3 times f their weight, which is just more annoying. Now, the Zika virus which is spread by the special kind of mosquito is also a major concern. Not only the Zika virus, malaria, yellow fever, and dengue are also well known dangerous diseases which are spread by them.
Mosquitoes are threat, and these become more dangerous when we travel. While traveling, we are away from our friends, and family members. Most of the time, we are on our own. Therefore, it becomes very necessary to take care of our self from these blood sucking creatures. In this article, we are going to share, how you can protect yourself from them even when you’re not at home.
1. Avoid Still Water
Mosquitoes can be found on the still water. Therefore while traveling in a wild areas, don’t drink water from such sources. If you want to make a tent to take rest in a wild place, then avoid the places which are near to water sources. Wherever you find water, you can find mosquitoes.
According to a study, mosquitoes get attracted towards the smell of sweat. Therefore, stay fresh and bath regularly. Make sure, you shower after doing some workout.
3. Inspect your Hotel
Before heading to a hotel, first check the neighbor areas. If a hotel is located in a dirty place, where you can find still water, pile of dirt, then you will have to face mosquito problems. Therefore, avoid such places which are not located at a good place.
4. Shut the Windows
Sometimes, a very clean looking place can have mosquitoes. Therefore, after taking a room in your favorite hotel shut all the windows, and doors which are the common entrances of these pests. To get proper ventilation, you can use air conditioners, which you can easily find in a good hotel.
5. Use Mosquito Netting
Mosquito net becomes very useful whether you’re in a hotel or wild place. You can use mosquito net to protect yourself from them. In the wild areas, mosquito nets are the best thing you can do, because it’ll also protect you from other small insects.
6. Use Mosquito Repellents
The mosquito repellent is one of the most helpful and easy to use tool against these pests. You can use any branded cream to protect yourself. But, if you want to don’t spend money on them, then you can also take help from the nature. There are various plants which you can use like peppermint, Lemon Balm etc. You can find the best repellening plants for mosquitoes in any nursery.
So, these were the top ways by which you can fight against these pests. By using these ways, you’ll stay away from the major diseases and you can sleep well at night.