Keep yourself protected during your time in the great outdoors
If youâre going camping, traveling to areas withÂ Zika virus, or simply want to avoid losing sleep scratching itchy bug bites, there are plenty of ways to limit exposure to mosquitoes. Watch the video to learn five simple ways to protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites.
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Hunt for breeding grounds:Â Dump out even the tiniest puddles of water.
Blow them away:Â A box fan aimed at your legs is enough to deterÂ mosquitoes.
Tweak your wardrobe:Â Limit loose-weave cotton and linen. Pick tighter weaves that mosquitoes canât bite through.
Stretch indoors:Â Exercise increases CO2Â production, which attracts mosquitoes. You can outrun themâjust take your cool down inside.
Wear repellent: Itâs the best way to protect yourself. Skip wristbands and candlesâthey don’t prevent bites.