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How to prevent mosquito bites with these 10 unique solutions

How to keep mosquitoes away

The warm summer months signal the return of one of the most despised pests –– the mosquito. While mosquito bites are undeniably annoying and even painful at times, these pesky insects can also transmit dangerous diseases to humans. That is why it is increasingly important to protect yourself and others from itchy bites.

Several effective methods can help prevent being swarmed by mosquitoes, whether you’re relaxing around your home or spending time outdoors during the morning and evening hours. From insect traps to netting to beneficial plants and flowers, a combination of these solutions can help lead to a bite-free summer.

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While it may not be practical to completely avoid all of these scenarios, trying your best to reduce and minimize attractors can be highly beneficial.

You can learn several other tricks to help prevent mosquito bites, written by Matthew Young here.

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