Mosquitoes are responsible for the deaths of more children than you can ever imagine. They usually attack their victims in the night and draw blood. Most mosquitoes carry disease causing organisms and even they do not carry the organisms the bites are usually very annoying. It is important that you always keep your children safe since the mosquitoes pose a great danger to the well-being of the kids since their immunity is not as strong as that of adults. Singapore is very hot and humid which makes this environment very conducive for mosquitoes.
Below are some of the ways that you can use to ensure that mosquitoes do not bite your children:
Using Insect Repellent
The insect repellents used are applied on the skins and are composed of one of three main ingredients that are used in the repellents. The ingredients include. DEET, Picaridin and Oil of lemon eucalyptus. Most individuals prefer using the repellents containing lemon eucalyptus since it is a natural substance.
When you apply the repellents it keeps the mosquitoes at bay since they are not able to identify you as a potential source of their food. If the repellent has a high concentration of DEET or Picaridin then you can be sure that the protection will last for long. The period of protection depends on how much of these substances can be found in the repellent. When you use the products containing the lemon eucalyptus they last as long as products that have low levels of DEET.
Insect repellents are generally safe for use by anybody. But there are a couple of factors that you should always keep in mind in this case. If the infant is younger than 6 months old you are not supposed to use any product containing DEET on them. You should not allow kids to get DEET or Picaridin containing substances on their faces or hands.- The repellent should only be used where the skin is showing and not under the clothes. When you go indoors ensure that you wash your hands and body free of the repellent.
When you are with your children in an area that has a lot of mosquitoes it is important that you ensure they are well covered. Mosquitoes will only bite areas where the skin is exposed. If your kid is well covered then you do not have to worry about mosquitoes biting them.
Some of the clothes that you should consider for effective cover up include:
Long sleeves whether shirts or jackets
Long pants which should be tucked into your socks if possible. Socks a hat with a wide brim which will help protect your neck and ears. Mosquitoes love biting the neck and face which most people are usually unable to cover or hide.
Treating Clothing and Outdoor Gear
There are insecticides and repellents that have been recommended for use on outdoor clothing and gear. Before going out with your kids to an area that is infested with mosquitoes you should consider treating their clothes and gear. When the kids wear the gear and clothing you can be sure that no mosquitoes will bite the children. There are many repellents that can be used on gear or on clothing. Choose a repellent or insecticide that is not very strong since some of the repellents used on clothing may be too harsh for the skin of small children.
Reducing the Number of Mosquitoes
In Your Home and Around Your Home Before protecting our bodies and those of our children from the bites of the mosquitoes it is important to go for the root cause of the problems. The reason that you may be having many mosquitoes biting your children is because you live in area that has many mosquitoes. Getting rid of these mosquitoes should be the most important activity that you embark on. Mosquitoes need standing to breed and you should consider doing the following to get rid of the m
Unclogging the roof gutters
You should empty the children’s wading pool weekly or even more often. Getting rid of old tires in the yard. Empty outdoor flower pots. All the above methods will help prevent mosquito bites, But if you are really interested in getting rid of the mosquitoes then you should consider seeking genuine companies that deal in Pest Control. They will get rid of the mosquitoes completely.