Everything about warm weather is awesome, except for bug bites. They sneak attack, you can’t even feel them land but they leave their evidence, an annoying itchy bump. Too many mosquito bites can result in an allergic response. Traveling to the Caribbean and center regions of Africa and risk contracting Zika virus and other parasites from mosquito bites. While mosquitoes are an essential part of our ecosystem, they are a nuisance. Sarasota Animal Control can provide you with the specifics for your area.
Bug Repellant is a massive business, from pesticides in agriculture to healthcare issues associated with ailments contracted by bug bites. The most typical means to prevent bug bites is to spray bug repellent on clothes and in wooded areas. Deet is the compound most widely used in those sprays. Studies show that mosquitoes don’t like the odor of deet and prevent them. The chemical structure of this blocks the mosquitoes perceptions that detect “food”. Deet was initially developed in 1944 as a pesticide but the army found it helpful for soldiers and it eventually used by civilians in 1957.
Deet is proven effective but At what cost? There is not any need to risk any of these unwanted effects when there are so many choices that repel bugs. Applying chemicals to wooded areas lead to pollution of the water source and other environmental problems.
What are the choices? Mosquito nets can protect you. Wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts also help prevent mosquito bites. But mother nature has provided that the antidote to every problem. There are an assortment of essential oils that have proven to repel mosquitoes. Lemon eucalyptus, lavender, cinnamon, thyme, greek catnip, soybean oil, citronella, tea tree oil, geraniol, and neem are all oils which help repel mosquitoes. They’re all successful by spraying on the skin and clothing, burning oil infused candles which emit the odor, or developing the plant that the oil originates from.
Mosquitoes are a nuisance that’s why insect repellant is such a huge industry. While bug repellent with deet Is effective, there are lots of side effects associated with using it. Essential oils are a natural way to repel insect that will not cause harm to the human body or the environment.