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How To Be Less Attractive To Mosquitos

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If only we humans could be less attractive to mosquitos. If we could be less attractive to mosquitos, we’d be able to enjoy our warm – and even humid – Georgian summer nights without worrying about being bitten incessantly and harassed back inside where it’s relatively safe. Summer months in the south tend to be very warm. That means that we often want to go outside at night and enjoy the stars and cool breeze. Unfortunately, that coincides with peak mosquito hours.

So what do we do? Are there ways to be less attractive to mosquitos? Is it possible to avoid these relentless pests? The good news is that, yes, it is possible to minimize the presence of mosquitos in Atlanta if you employ some sound strategies and stick to them. Tuxedo Mosquito Control is well aware of things that attract mosquitos, and below we’d like to offer some ideas of what may help you enjoy those warm summer nights.

Make Like A Tree &… Wear Light-Colored Clothing?

Is one way to be less attractive to mosquitos in Atlanta to follow the immortal words of Biff Tannen from Back to the Future and, “Make like a tree and…get out of here,”? Not really, but what you can do is make mosquitos think you’re a tree, which will lead them to some other target for a meal.  Mosquitos don’t see well, so they tend to attack silhouettes that move. You can choose to move as little as possible, but that’s not realistic. Another strategy is to wear light-colored clothing, as that will decrease your silhouette and make it harder for mosquitos to spot you.

Load Up & Spray-On

Of course, one of the most common ways to be less attractive to mosquitos is to do what millions of people across the world have done for generations, which is to buy some canned or bottled mosquito repellant.  Many of these products are effective when it comes to keeping those pests off of you, but obviously, there are some downsides. One is, well, the odor isn’t pleasant. Another is that you’ll need to regularly spray on new layers. Finally, some products work better than others, and for those that don’t work, all you’ve done is spend money to smell bad while still being harassed. 

Don’t Smell TOO Good

These days, there are countless products you can use to create an appealing smell for others. These include colognes, perfumes, body sprays, and body lotions. While these may make you more attractive to others, they are exactly what you should NOT use if you want to be less attractive to mosquitos. Smells like these are actually what attracts mosquitos in the first place. Avoid those fragrant body products if you plan to be outside between dusk and dawn.

An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound of Cure

The most effective way to be less attractive to mosquitos is to prevent them from hatching mosquito larvae in the first place. You can do that with effective mosquito repellent systems that drive these pests from your property and keep them away throughout the peak breeding and feeding months. If you’d like to take a closer look at the final idea, all you need to do is contact Tuxedo Mosquito Control. We offer a plethora of services that will help you get rid of those pesky creatures that can ruin an otherwise lovely evening. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how we can help you, and get ready to take back control of your yard.

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