After the spreading of Zika virus, mosquitoes are considered as one of the most bothersome and dangerous insects in the world. We always think that, these little dirty pests just suck our blood, but they are much more than that. According to a recent survey, these dirty insects kill more humans than any other animal in the whole. The number of people died because of the diseases spread by the mosquitoes is far higher than the people killer by lions, crocodiles, and humans for killing other humans. Many times it’s claimed that, these blood sucking creatures can drink up to 3 times of their weight, which is more annoying. Zika virus is spread by a specific kind of mosquito, and now this is the major cause of concern. Zika virus is not the only one, malaria, dengue, and yellow fever are also dangerous diseases spread by these insects.
There is always a threat of mosquitoes, and it’s become more dangerous when we travel. When we travel, we stay away from out family members and friends. Therefore, if we get any diseases then the situation can be highly critical. Therefore, it’s highly important that we take the precaution measures so we can protect ourselves from them. In this article, I have shared a few ways by which you can protect yourself from these blood sucking creatures while traveling.
Avoid Still Water
Mosquitoes can be easily found on the still water. Therefore, if you are traveling in the wild areas, then don’t think about drinking the still water or from such sources. If you want to make a tent in a wild place, then avoid the places which are close to water sources.
According to a recent study, mosquitoes get attracted towards the scent of sweat. Therefore, staying fresh is also a way to protect yourself.
Shut the Windows
Sometimes, a very clean looking place can also have mosquitoes. Therefore, reaching your room, the first task you need to do is shut the windows. By keep closing the windows, mosquitoes will not enter in your house.
Mosquito netting is also a very good way to protect yourself because you can use it anywhere from wild areas to your hotel room. In the wild areas, these are the best thing which you can protect you from mosquitoes.
The mosquito repellent is one of the most helpful tool against these dirty pests. These repellents are easy to use. You can use any branded cream to protect yourself. But, if you don’t want to spend much money just for your protection, then you can also take the help from natural products. There are various plants which act as natural mosquito repellents; these plants include peppermint, Lemon Balm etc. You can easily find them in the nearby nursery.
So, these were the best ways by which you can fight from these pests. By using these ways, you can stay away from the major and dangerous disease, and you can sleep well at night.
How to protect yourself from mosquitoes while travelling was last modified: August 20th, 2016 by Guest Post