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Eight tips for a bug-free summer - out-of-doors


(NC)-With approximately 42,000 mosquitoes for every character in Ontario, most of us spend a great deal of our summers swatting away these pesky insects. Defensive by hand anti mosquitoes will not only make your summer more enjoyable, it will help check you and your category from receiving a pain and at times perilous bug bites.

As a breed physician, I commend the subsequent tips for a bug free summer.

  • Stay Scent-Free. Avoid using perfumed soaps, lotions and shampoos.

  • Gear Up. Cover your skin as from tip to toe as possible. This may be challenging by the beach, but when likely wear long sleeves, pants and socks.

  • Be Colour Conscious. Mosquitoes are attracted to blue, so avoid this colour and stick to neutral colours.

  • Use Repellent. Repellents containing DEET are most efficient for areas with heavy vampire or tick infestation.

  • Alternative Repellents. When useful frequently, citronella-based repellents can endow with the same bug armor as foodstuffs containing low concentrations of DEET. I counsel Natrapel®, which contains 10 percent citronella to ward off bugs for up to two hours.

  • Meal Time. Be alert to the time of day when a selection of insects are most dynamic such as dawn and twilight.

  • Check Point. Upon habitual indoors, check your offspring and by hand for bites.

  • Treatment. Suntan and bite conduct foodstuffs must be integrated in every out-of-doors adventurer's pass through kit.

Dr. Brian Aw is a all-purpose practitioner specializing in go medicine.

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