Mosquitoes- prevention-treatment and advoidence

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According to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ; Use insect repellents when you go outdoors. Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and some oil of lemon eucalyptus and para-menthane-diol products provide longer-lasting protection. To optimize safety and effectiveness, repellents should be used according to the label instructions.

According to the CDC, never use repellents over cuts, wounds or irritated skin.

Additionally, medsaape.com, mosquitoes transmit more diseases to humans than any other biting insect. They are the vectors responsible for transmitting several forms of viral encephalitis, yellow fever, dengue fever, bancroftian filariasis, and epidemic polyarthritis to humans; more than 700,000,000 people are infected yearly. Malaria, which is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito infected with the single-cell protozoan Plasmodium, is responsible for 3,000,000 deaths annually.

In the New England Journal of medicine in July 2002 reported the findings of the first scientific study regarding repelling mosquitoes. The scientific study compared a wide range of numerous products for their ineffectiveness in preventing mosquito bites. The majority of insect repellents containing herbal oils that have proven to be less effective than those containing DEET.

Mark Fradin and Jonathan Day of the University of Florida tested 17 nationally marketed mosquito repelling products under laboratory conditions. They asked 15 volunteers to stick a forearm coated with repellent into a cage containing 10 mosquitoes and observed how much time elapsed before the first bite. Products containing DEET repelled mosquitoes for the longest peroid. The products containing the highest content of lasted for longer periods of time. Products such as Off and Deep Woods, which contains 23.8 percent DEET, provided the longest-lasting protection, average of five hours in two minutes. By contrast, Avon Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil failed after 9.6 minutes, on average.

For decades rumor has held that Skin-So-Soft Bath Oil is an effective counter to mosquitoes, yet a 1993 Consumer Reports analysis found it ineffective for that purpose.

Mosquito Magnets:

Don’t become a mosquito magnet.

Some estimate that approximately 20% of the population act as mosquito magnets as a result of various circumstances. At you ever wondered why you or others are frequently bit while some avoid being attacked? Scientists have discovered several reasons why some people are attacked more than others. Female mosquitoes need blood to develop fertile eggs and believe it or not, mosquitoes can be very selective.
There are approximately 400 ordor compounds that people exude, 30 of which are highly attractive to mosquitoes. Unfortunately, 85% of one’s susceptibility to being attacked is determined by genetics. However, there are steps even highly mosquito attractive people can take to prevent being attacked.
Mosquitoes can sense order from a distance of 50 meters. They are highly attracted to carbon dioxide in lactic acid. Therefore, individuals that are actively moving are creating increased levels of both carbon dioxide and lactic acid. MORE TO COME

To avoid being bit by mosquitoes,  Rub apple cider vinegar on your skin or taking vinegar capsules is another homemade remedy you can use. You need to drink two tablespoons of vinegar every day for this to work. If you can’t stomach the idea of taking it straight, mix it in a few ounces of cold water and drink it down that way. Besides protecting yourself from those bloodsucking insects, apple cider vinegar has many other other health benefits as well.

B1 Vitamins (Thiamine) are another homemade remedy to keep mosquitoes away. Taking B1 supplements helps your body metabolize carbohydrates and fats and turns them into energy. It’s also great for the heart. Not only that, but taking 25 to 50 milligrams of Thiamine three times a day makes your body produce an odor. Don’t worry, other humans can’t smell it, but female mosquitoes hate it.You need to take Vitamin B1 for two full weeks before they kick into effect as an effective mosquito repellent.


Plain vanilla extract on your skin, either the real stuff or the artificial; it all works the same. Rub it on exposed areas of your skin, or just on your pulse points, which will keep mosquitoes away without having to douse yourself in vanilla extract.


To treat mosquito bites and keep them at bay as well, try Witch hazel. It not only treats those nasty bites but can keep the mosquitoes off of you. To apply witch hazel as a natural mosquito spray, pour it into a spray bottle and spray exposed skin and previously bitten skin. this will reduce itching stop. You can also use a paper towel or napkin and douse it with witch hazel, then rub the towel on your skin. We have verified this works


Add cedarwood, lavender and lemongrass oil to the list of preventatives. Mix with almond oil and water and shake and spray it on.


More than 37,000 people in the U.S. have been reported with West Nile virus disease since 1999, and of those over 16,000 have been seriously ill and more than 1,500 have died.


Center for Disease Control and Prevention


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