After mosquito bites, there is a slight swelling that causes itching. For some, these symptoms disappear quickly without causing any special reactions, while for others it is more difficult to tolerate mosquito bites. Children and people with sensitive skin suffer the most from this. They may develop a rash, swelling and blisters at the site of the bite. Sometimes all this is accompanied by chills, fever, fever, etc. In order not to face this, it is better to know effective ways to protect yourself from bites.
Repellents help scare off annoying insects. These are products that are applied to the skin or clothing and repel mosquitoes. For use on open areas of the body, pencils, gels, creams, lotions are used. Products applied to clothing are usually aerosols and contain concentrated chemicals. They are used before walking to places where mosquitoes can be: sea, river, forest. You should choose high-quality products. Therefore, it is advisable to purchase them at a pharmacy.
There are ultrasonic devices designed to repel insects. They create a sound that is not audible to the human ear, but unpleasant for mosquitoes. This creates a protective field of a certain radius, which is avoided by insects.
Anti-mosquito bracelets have appeared among personal protective equipment. When choosing which one to take, pay attention only to branded products in sealed packaging. Over time, the bracelet loses its protective ability.
Fumigators are used to kill mosquitoes that enter the premises. This electrical appliance contains a small amount of insecticide in a can or on a plate. When it heats up, the substance evaporates, spreads around the room and kills mosquitoes. For the effectiveness of the device, it is necessary to take into account the area of the room in which it will be used. To protect against mosquitoes on the street, pyrotechnic spirals or candles are produced. They work according to the same principle, but the content of insecticides in them is higher. Therefore, it is not recommended to use them indoors.
Outdoor traps are a good bait for insects. This device gives off a mosquito-luring odor. When an insect flies up, it is sucked into the apparatus like a vacuum cleaner. There, without water, mosquitoes quickly die.
Before the invention of insect repellents, people used to hang windows with gauze or special mosquito nets. Various plants were also used. Sprigs of fragrant lavender, hung over the vents, did not allow insects to enter the room. The green parts of chamomile (feverfew) served as a good protection against mosquitoes. They were collected, dried and laid out in the room. They not only saved mosquitoes, but also created a pleasant atmosphere in the room. This protection was enough for a week, after which the plant was replaced with a new one.
In order to fearlessly walk through the forest and places where mosquitoes accumulate, they used a decoction of the roots of wormwood or wheatgrass. They were brewed, filtered and lubricated on exposed areas of the body.