Mosquitoes are pesky pests that can ruin the time you spend outdoors. Because of this, you should take precautionary measures to protect yourself from them. One way you can keep mosquitoes from biting you is to wear clothes they cannot penetrate so they cannot access your skin and draw your blood. You can also use mosquito repellents with an EPA-registered ingredient or light a citronella candle to repel mosquitoes. However, the most effective way to get good results is to sign up for a professional mosquito control service. This way, professionals can administer their treatments on your property multiple times a year for consistent protection when mosquitoes are most active in Texas.

1. Wear clothes that mosquitoes cannot penetrate.

If you don't want to get bitten by mosquitoes, you'll want to ditch the clothes that show off your bare skin. Female mosquitoes have mouthparts called proboscis that they use to bite people. They can also bite you through your clothes, especially through thin fabrics. To prevent this from happening, you'll want to wear clothes that these pests cannot penetrate. Here are some wardrobe tips to protect yourself from being bitten:

  • Wear jeans. Mosquitoes tend to shy away from biting through jeans because the fabric is thick and instead look for other places to bite you and draw blood.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes. Keeping your feet covered will reduce the chances of mosquitoes biting you because they won't have access to your bare feet.
  • Wear thick, long-sleeved shirts or loose, long clothes. Mosquitoes will have trouble penetrating their proboscis through thick fabrics. You're also less likely to be bitten by mosquitoes when you wear loose, long clothes because they have lots of fabric that will hang off your body, which means these insects cannot easily access your skin.
Mosquitoes are more attracted to dark-colored clothes than light-colored clothes.

2. Wear mosquito repellants and light candles.

Another way to keep mosquitoes from biting you is to wear mosquito repellants and light candles. Mosquitoes use their sense of smell to look for the next host where they will feed. By using mosquito repellants, which come in sprays, lotions, and oils, the scent will disrupt the mosquitoes' sense of smell and prevent them from detecting your blood. When looking for mosquito repellants, choose one containing DEET or another EPA-registered ingredient to ensure the product works effectively.

You can also light candles with a citronella scent to deter mosquitoes. The smell of citronella oil has been proven to naturally repel mosquitoes, so you'll want to place the candles around areas where you will spend time. This will keep mosquitoes away from where you are and prevent them from making a meal out of your blood!

3. Schedule professional mosquito control treatments.

Wearing the proper clothes and using mosquito repellants are effective ways to drive away mosquitoes and keep them from biting you. However, the best way to protect yourself and other people around you is to schedule a professional mosquito control service. Signing up for this type of service means trained professionals will visit your property multiple times throughout the mosquito season in your area to apply their treatments, providing consistent protection when mosquitoes are most active. They'll use treatments proven to work against mosquitoes and apply them to the right spots to efficiently target these pests.

Call us today to schedule our mosquito control service!

Mosquitoes are pesky creatures that can ruin your outdoor fun, so you'll want to keep them away from your property. With our mosquito control service at Dr. Tex Lawn & Pest, you can peacefully enjoy spending time in your outdoor living space without worrying about them! Our mosquito control service includes visits from our team every 2 or 3 weeks during the mosquito season, which runs from March to November. We will use our backpack foggers to administer our treatments and provide optimal protection against these buzzing pests. We offer this service to commercial and residential properties, as well as HOAs, in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Pflugerville, TX, and nearby areas. Call us today at (512) 717-5071 to schedule our mosquito control service!