Preventing mosquito bites:
Avoidance is the best measure
when it comes to dealing with mosquitos. They
are more than an annoyance, they are also
capable of transmitting disease such as Ross
reduce mosquitos include;
Eliminate standing water in
the area such as children's pools, water
standing in plant pot trays, buckets
loose fitting clothes that cover most of you
(ie; long sleeves & pants).
an electric mosquito zapper.
insect repellant. If using on children, make
sure it is okay to use.
mosquito repelling coils or candles when
sitting outside. Mosquitos are most active
from dusk onwards.
Treating mosquito bites:
Below are some methods that can
help to reduce the itchiness of a mosquito bite.
They can be used individually, or together if
Don't scratch the bite which
will lead to further irritation & break the
skin, possibly leading to infection.
to the area. This will help with the itching
& reduce swelling.
calamine lotion to the area.
directly onto the bite.
a multitude of over the counter topical or
oral antihistamine products to treat
mosquito bites. Oral antihistamine may cause