You’re peacefully enjoying the beauty of the setting sun, when a familiar buzzzzzz enters your ear. It’s quickly followed up by a painful, annoying bite on your arm, then your ankle and once again you’re forced to retreat indoors.
Sound familiar? If you live in the Fort Myers or Naples area, you’ve probably wondered…
“How do I prevent mosquito bites?”
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How in the world do you prevent mosquito bites when you live in a place where they’re around every corner?
Preventing mosquito bites in Southwest Florida can be a challenge, but taking a few precautions can save you a lot of pain in the long run!
Mosquito bites are most common at dawn and dusk, but bites can occur at any time of the day. It makes sense to avoid staying outdoors for long periods of time around dawn and dusk and be especially cautious in heavily wooded areas.
When you need to be outside, wear light-colored clothing, long-sleeve shirts and pants will provide extra protection and avoid wearing perfumes or scented lotions.
Insect repellants are a great way of preventing mosquito bites when you are spending time in your yard and the Center for Disease Control recommends products that contain the following active ingredients: