If mosquitoes go straight for you, here’s what you should know
Summer evenings are perfect for outdoor enjoyment, but mosquitoes can quickly ruin the experience. If you’ve ever wondered why these pesky insects seem to target you, here are a few things you should know before you can peacefully enjoy the summer weather. Mosquitoes are attracted to certain factors such as body heat, carbon dioxide, and lactic acid. Dark clothing and strong scents can also make you more appealing to them. Standing water serves as a breeding ground for mosquitoes, so eliminating stagnant water around your property can help reduce their population. Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk, so take extra precautions during these times. Using mosquito repellents, wearing protective clothing, and installing screens on doors and windows can provide effective defense. Certain plants, like citronella and lavender, can act as natural mosquito repellents. Avoiding outdoor activities near dense vegetation can minimize your exposure. Lastly, being aware of your surroundings and taking necessary precautions can ensure a more enjoyable and mosquito-free summer experience.
Here’s why the mosquitoes may be taking an interest in you: