Mosquitoes love the same things you love, except for one, they love blood! These insects are always present around water, campfires, and they definitely like hanging around your porch. And have you noticed that mosquitoes only attack one person from a whole crowd? Well, that’s because they’re picky.
How do they decide who to bite?
A few things attract mosquitoes, and we have some of them covered.
Blood Type 0 (and A)
If you’re a blood type 0 or A, mosquitoes will be stalking you all the time. But they’re not into blood type B and AB.
Our bodies are loaded with microbes that really keep up a solid parity. Your microflora is one of a kind, and a few microbes pull in mosquitoes while other repulse them.
A recent report affirmed that individuals with a great deal of microorganisms on their skin draw in mosquitoes. Things being what they are, mosquitoes like Staphylococcus, and loathe Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Do you like drinking wine or beer? Well mosquitoes will definitely love you. According to a study from 2002, ethanol in breath and sweat is attracting mosquitoes.
Your perspiration contains a ton of fixings, and mosquitoes are for the most part pulled in to lactic corrosive. The more you sweat, the more they like you. Proof demonstrates that more seasoned perspiration draws in a greater number of mosquitoes than “new” sweat.
Mosquitoes track down your breath. In all honesty, they are pulled in by the carbon dioxide you breathe out. As it were, mosquitoes will come after you each time you are outside working.
Your perspiration and breathing rate make you an ideal bite. This will likewise carry mosquitoes close any individual who battles with asthma, obesity and different conditions (pregnancy) that cause heavy breathing.
We more often than not utilize bug splashes, yet a large portion of these items are hazardous. The dynamic compound DEET may cause major issues. Wellbeing Canada has restricted the lawful convergence of this compound in mosquito anti-agents.
The EWG takes note of that research facility studies led since the 1998 EPA audit have affirmed that DEET influences the sensory system in rodents (Abdel-Rahman et al 2001, Corbel et al. 2009).
Standard utilization of DEET causes rashes, wooziness, focus issues and cerebral pains (ATSDR 2004). DEET and the pesticide permethrin may cause neurological harm and epigenetic changes (Abdel-Rahman et al 2001, Manikkam et al 2012).
EWG reasoned that DEET is more secure than we accept, it’s as yet a possibility for individuals living in regions swarmed with vermin.
We unequivocally prescribe that you evade DEET. Attempt a portion of the accompanying techniques, and reveal to us what you think.
Natural Mosquito Repellants
- Combine tea tree oil and carrier oil.
- Burn citronella candles.
- Plant lavender and use the lavender oil, don’t forget to mix it with a carrier oil.
- Add thyme sprigs in your campfire, or you can use a mixture of thyme oil and carrier oil on your skin as a mosquito repellent.
- Mix eucalyptus oil with a carrier oil (1:10 ratio). Add it on your skin, and avoid exposing yourself to the sun.
If you want to plant something more besides lavender, plant basil and mint. Mosquitoes hate the scents of these plants. Marigolds work very good as well. Your backyard will look wonderful, and will keep the mosquitoes at bay.
Do you know that the dragonflies are eating mosquitoes? Make a pond in your backyard, and plant some water plants in order to attract dragonflies.