Protecting yourself from mosquitoes means protection from some of the most dangerous and potentially deadly diseases such as dengue and chikungunya. With the huge increase in the number of dengue and chikungunya cases, information (both right and wrong) can be disseminated everywhere. While facts can help save lives, misinformation can thwart your efforts to save your family from falling prey to such completely preventable diseases.
One of the lesser-known and misunderstood topics is the use of mosquito repellents which can help prevent mosquito bites, thus preventing mosquito-borne diseases. Do not fall prey to myths to avoid these mosquitoes and may inadvertently endanger your health!
You can choose to avoid using these products unless you visit places where the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like Zika is high. DEET is recommended for those at risk of mosquito bites carrying any disease.
I don’t need mosquito repellent when AC is on
Fact: Of course, mosquitoes like a warm, moist environment, so maintaining a cool home can help keep them away. But to send them to complete inactivity, you need temperatures below 50 ° F (10 ° C). Temperature affects the activity of mosquitoes; When it is cold there may be fewer mosquitoes, they are still present and biting so it is best to use a repellent, even when AC is not a matter of what time of day it is.
Mosquitoes bite at night
Fact: You’re in a shock! Aedes Aegypti is a mosquito that can spread diseases such as dengue and Chinkungunya and is battling two of the most frequent diseases in India and they are caused by mosquito bites one day! Aedes Aegypti remains active during daylight hours, about two hours after sunrise and several hours before sunset.
Mosquitoes cannot fly higher than 15-20 feet, so if I live on high floors, then I am safe.
Fact: Aren te mosquitoes a threat in tall buildings? of course they are. Traveling at high altitude is not a problem for these blood donors. You can also afford them in high-rise apartment buildings. Clearly, it can be reiterated that the best way to prevent Chinkungunya and dengue is to prevent mosquitoes from growing in your homes and use repellents to prevent mosquito bites.
So, even if you are living in a high rise, you have to use mosquito repellents at home, such as coils in liquid vaporizer machines like RunBugz Activit +, coils such as RunBugz Jumbo (check this name), Or Paper for RunBugz Fast Card.
Repellents can only be used indoors
Fact: Now that you know that mosquitoes that spread dengue and chikungunya are daytime hunters, you should worry about the safety of your loved ones who spend their days outdoors. Schools, offices, playgrounds, shopping centers, streets you can cut anywhere! Alas, repellents can only be used indoors. Wrong! You can use a personal repellent every time you step outside the house.
Use the RunBugz fabric roll on that has recently been introduced in the market. It is made from 100% natural oils and provides 8 hours of protection from mosquitoes. All you have to do is apply 4 dots of non-staining runbugz fabric roll-on on your clothes and keep them protected from mosquitoes for 8 hours.
Treating Mosquito Bites
Mosquito repellent can also cause itchy, painful mosquito bites. To cure mosquito bites at home, you can try rubbing apple cider vinegar in place of the bite. Adding a piece of raw onion or freshly chopped garlic upon cutting can also relieve and prevent infection.
If you develop an infection or allergy due to a significant amount of mosquito bites, pay attention to your symptoms and contact your doctor. An elevated temperature, pus or bleeding where the bite, or itching that does not go away can be a sign of a problem.