5 Natural Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites


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The best remedy for itchy mosquito bites, is to prevent them in the first place. Use these tips to help stay bite-free this summer:

  • Stay indoors at dusk when mosquitoes are out and about.
  • Wear loose-fitting, long-sleeved tops and tuck long pants into your socks.
  • Stay away from black and white fabrics, which seem to drive the little bugs wild.
  • Try mixtures of essential oils, such as pennyroyal oil and eucalyptus. These are moderately effective if you’re not dealing with really thick swarms of mosquitoes.
  • In places where mosquitoes can be overwhelming, use insect repellants containing geraniol, a plant-derived compound, or neem oil, from the Indian tree Azadirachta indica.


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