Tips to protect yourself from mosquito bites this monsoonLast updated on Jul 15, 2019, 02:38 pm
The monsoon is almost here!
Sure the rainy season is a relief from the scorching summer, but it is also infamous for making way for mosquito breeding and increased risk of mosquito bites.
These mosquito bites are known to lead to fatal infections such as dengue, chicken guinea, malaria etc.
Here are simple tips to stay safe from mosquito bites this monsoon season.
Avoid water stagnation; Apply mosquito repellents; Block unnecessary openings
1) Make sure to turn empty pots and buckets upside down to prevent water to unnecessarily accumulate and stagnate. In case emptying isn't possible, make sure to cover them well.
2) Apply mosquito repellent creams and lotions on exposed areas of your body to avoid getting bitten.
3) Also block any unnecessary openings or holes in your windows and doors.
Use mosquito net; Get rid of standing water; Cover bins
4) Always use a mosquito net while sleeping, to minimize risk of getting bitten and catching dengue fever.
5) Regularly empty any standing water in your coolers. Also, keep them clean and always use clean, fresh water for refilling.
6) Keep your dustbins or any other trash containers well covered to ensure safety.
A couple of more hacks
7) You can also grow a tulsi plant near your windows, as it helps avoid mosquitoes from breeding.
8) Since humidity is on the higher side during monsoons, it is important to take shower form time to time, to keep yourself clean, and avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes.
9) Make sure to wear light-colored (preferably white) clothing, because mosquitoes are attracted to darker colors.