Mosquitoes: annoying little creatures that can potentially transfer deadly diseases and give you a horrible itch. These West Nile Virus carrying pests are everywhere during the Summer time, but there are ways to get rid of them. First, you have to know what attracts mosquitoes, so you can know how to get rid of them.

These bad boys can smell their targets from up to 50 meters, and it’s said that people with high cholesterol or concentration of steroids tend to attract more mosquitoes. So yeah, don’t do steroids and watch your cholesterol! But that isn’t completely definite. Mosquitoes will also approach people that produce more of certain types of acids, like lactic acid. They also approach people with plenty of perfume. In addition, they like carbon dioxide, so areas with more carbon dioxide will attract more of them. Finally, areas of greater heat will also attract more mosquitoes.

Get Rid of Mosquitoes:

  • Buy a good repellant that has an ingredient called DEET (about 23%) and it will protect you for up to 5 hours.

  • Buy citronella candles or torches, because the smell they give off deters mosquitoes.

  • Don’t wear dark or heavy clothes during the summer.

  • Get rid of standing/stagnate water in your yard.

  • Get some chemical spray for your backyard

  • Eating garlic and lemons tend to deter mosquitoes.

Leave a Reply