If you’re the lone person in a group who is itchy, red, and swollen after being outside in the warm weather, you know what it is like to be the target of bug bites. It might be pheromones that your metabolism has in abundance that the mosquitoes and other flying attackers like, but whatever it is, you would really like to be left alone!
Cover up or Avoid the Great Outdoors
Taking precautions against getting bitten can use many approaches. Covering up can be your first line of protection. Clothing yourself with long sleeves, long pants, and cover-ups can prevent bugs biting. Buttoning up and wearing closed-toe shoes so the bugs can’t get to you adds another layer of bug defense.
Avoiding bright colors is another suggestion. You don’t want to be mistaken for a flower or hedge, right? This approach probably works, but it presents an unappealing, colorless picture of you covered up like it is the middle of winter.
And, heaven forbid that you wear any type of scent that could attract flying critters! Especially flowery scents — which may attract the opposite sex, but might also appeal to other species, too.
Upping the Ante in Your War Against Bugs
If the above strategies don’t work and you are highly allergic to bug bites, you could become a recluse. But, if covering up or staying inside won’t work and you would really like to be out in nature, don’t let this depress you!
The next strategy is to try bug repellants. A lesser repellant can work if you want to gradually escalate; starting with what is the least harmful to your well-being while repelling the bugs. If those don’t work, you can liberally dose yourself with those “deep woods” outdoor repellants.
Be careful with stronger methods because you especially you don’t want children to eat or ingest the chemicals. Build up to the more potent repellents including the sprays. And, try not to breathe the spray or get it into your eyes or mouth.
You can also try to find clothing with insect repellants embedded in the cloth as a healthier, but expensive strategy.
What to Do After the Bugs Get You Anyway
Most home remedies are after-the-fact approaches that have the bitten victim putting on ice, elevating the arm or leg that is affected, or taking medications.
If you are greatly allergic to bugs, keeping a non-prescription medication like Benedryl is considered an important precaution. Small children shouldn’t take these medications — unless the doctor recommends them. Local anesthetics, like benzocaine, can cool off the heat of the bite, but not everyone can use them.
To avoid all of this, we have one last suggestion so you can enjoying the outdoors
Spray the Outdoors — Not You or Your Loved Ones
If you love hanging out in your own yard, the easiest way to remove the bites, bugs, and swelling from your life is to hire an expert pest control company who can spray the yard for mosquitos, not you, your family, or your pets.
Don’t even think about the rub-ons, the covering up, or inhaling repellent sprays!
Have your yard treated by a company when you’re not outside so you can enjoy the backyard when you want to. And, a reputable firm will stand behind the prevention guarantee and come back to retreat the problem.
Your comfort level will rise when you realize you can just go outside, have a family picnic, and see a gorgeous sunset. Maybe you can relax in a way you never had before because you don’t need to be vigilant. Your children can run around and not worry about being bitten. Then, you don’t need to figure out how to make them comfortable when they’re bitten and itchy. And, the scary viruses that mosquitoes spread will also be eradicated, so one less worry!