Mosquito Net

Five Ways to Prevent Your Kids from Mosquitos

As fall approaches, the weather gets perfect for camping and playing; especially for kids as they enjoy childrens play tent. However, there’s one problem; the weather is also perfect for mosquitoes to breed and multiply. The female mosquito needs fresh blood to lay her eggs.

Whether your kids would rather play in the bedroom or in their back yard, you always need to keep them protected and safe. Many of the methods that can be used to protect your children from mosquito bites are either not potent enough to keep mosquitoes out of your home, or are effective at management of mosquito bites after they happen.

Here are some of the methods that many people are familiar with, which can be helpful in combination with other methods, but are not sufficient on their own.

Mosquito nets:

Normal or pop up mosquito net is unable to prevent mosquitoes from entering your house. They merely provide a thin barrier between your child and the mosquito. Every time the net is moved, its effectiveness is compromised.

Repellents:

Repellents contain DEET, and mosquito repellents that contain more than 10% of DEET are potentially harmful to your child’s health. To be effective, repellents have to be reapplied constantly, and with children, this can be a hard task to keep up with. Not to mention, your children will not enjoy the unpleasant feel or smell of repellents.

Clothing:

To diminish the danger of being nibbled by mosquitoes, you might need to dress your kid up in long sleeve attire; however, this is an unfeasible strategy and will bring about your kid feeling awkward during a hotter climate.

Habits:

Keep your children from heading outdoors before dawn, and make sure that they are indoors before dusk. While this may keep your child away from mosquitoes while they are most active, there are still plenty of mosquitoes out in between these times.

Antidotes:

In the event that your child is bitten by a mosquito, you can use items such as antibacterial wipes, anti-itch cream, calamine lotion, or ice packs to prevent swelling and irritation. However, these will not prevent future bites.

A more effective and less time-consuming method than any of those mentioned above is to hire a professional to spray your yard at intervals in order to kill and prevent the breeding of mosquitoes and other pests.

Having your yard sprayed periodically is a simple solution that will make your home a safe haven for your children to relax and play in. Many mosquito control companies use chemicals that are non-toxic as well as easily degradable and will not interfere with your child’s outdoor experience.

Wrap Up

Save the mosquito repellent for camping trips. When your children are playing at home, keep them protected from irritating mosquito bites by having your yard protected by a professional mosquito control company.

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