Holiday and travelling is a major part of the summers. So it is for the mosquitoes. Summertime is an excellent time to vacay around even for the mosquitos.
All they do is just fly around and help you spread thousands of diseases everywhere you go. So, it becomes vital to prevent yourself.
I have covered all the essentials and needful items you have to carry during summer travel in the below article.
Use a repellent, and how about a natural repellent?
Taking a mosquito repellent along with you is essential while travelling. You can carry spray repellents, repellent lotion in your bag.
Go natural, and you can carry the oil of lemon eucalyptus, found from eucalyptus trees in Australia. Cinamon or tea tree oils are also great options.
If the area is full of mosquitos, you will thank me for recommending taking a mosquito coil or candle with an insecticide. And why leave that mosquito net you bought? Pack that too!
Run far and fast away from the hotspots
Why will anyone choose a destination that is favourite to the mosquitoes? While selecting the destination, check that area is clean and safe from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. Just Google the hotspot areas, and you know the place you need not go.
Clothes, Socks and Hats
A fun fact, you want to know; Dark colours attract mosquitoes.
Pack full sleeves, light coloured clothes. Neutral pastel colours are advised to prevent the mosquitoes. Remember to be covered from head to toe. Carry socks, hats and shoes to avoid stinging insects. I know summers are to beat the heat with crop tops and shorts. But while roaming with mosquitoes around, make sure to wear long pants. If you have a baby, take extra care to cover them adequately. You don’t want your baby and the mosquito to befriend each other, right?
Times of the day
Insects and mosquitoes are quite active during early dawn and at dusk. Avoid outdoor activities at these peak times. If you are out sightseeing or are a fitness freak, who loves jogging, walking, or exercising, keep in mind the particular time of the day. Mosquitoes tend to get attracted by the human body heat.
Pest control at home
Last but not least, to stay away from mosquitoes and the disease, it is very important to call the professionals at home. Get your homes inspected by pest control services regularly. Make sure to fill in all the cracks in the walls, the doors and the windows. Leave no space for them to enter in!
That’s it for today, ensure that you take care of all these essentials when you pack for your holidays. If you loved the article, do read our other blog posts too!