5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes This Summer

5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes This Summer

Jun 18, 2024Nicky Monina

As summer approaches, so does the peak season for mosquitoes. These buzzing nuisances are more than just an annoyance; they're carriers of serious diseases. According to the BBC, mosquitoes are responsible for spreading diseases such as malaria, dengue, and Zika, contributing to over 700,000 deaths annually worldwide. Protecting yourself and your loved ones from these pests is crucial. Here are five effective strategies to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer.

  1. Use Effective Insect Repellents

A high-quality insect repellent is your first line of defence against mosquitoes. Our award-winning incognito Insect Repellent Spray provides you with 100% protection for 4 hours, ensuring you can enjoy the outdoors without constant biting and worry. Made with natural ingredients, it's safe for all skin types (including kids) and kind to the planet. You can also have one on hand at all times in your backpack or handbag with our mini version in case of spontaneous Summer activities.  

Importantly, our repellent is also clinically proven to protect against diseases such as Dengue and Zika Virus.

  1. Eliminate Stagnant Water

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so it's essential to eliminate any standing water around your home, balconies and/or back gardens. Regularly check and empty items like flowerpots, bird baths, and gutters. Even a small amount of water can become a breeding ground, so staying vigilant can significantly reduce the mosquito population in your area.

  1. Stay Indoors During Peak Mosquito Hours

Mosquitoes are most active during dawn and dusk. If possible, plan your outdoor activities to avoid these times. If you need to be outside during peak mosquito hours, take extra precautions, such as wearing protective clothing and applying insect repellent. If you’re hosting outdoor social events, consider incognito’s incense sticks which burn for approximately 80 minutes. This simple adjustment can significantly reduce your risk of mosquito bites.

  1. Check Government Travel Advice

Before travelling, always check government or Foreign Office travel advice for your destination. This ensures you're aware of any health risks, like dengue or malaria, and can prepare accordingly. Protect yourself with incognito insect repellent products to stay safe and enjoy your trip worry-free. Stay informed, stay protected!

  1. Dress Smart

Wearing long sleeves and pants can provide a physical barrier against mosquito bites, especially during peak mosquito hours. Light-coloured clothing is preferable as they’re less attractive to mosquitoes. For added protection, treat your clothes with permethrin, a safe and effective insect repellent for fabrics.

Mosquitoes might be an inevitable part of summer, but with these strategies, you can significantly reduce your risk of bites and mosquito-borne diseases. From using our top-of-the-line repellents, to making simple changes around your home, you can enjoy the warm weather without worry. Trust incognito to keep you safe, so you can focus on making the most of your summer adventures.

Planning a trip to high-risk areas in particular? Follow our C.L.O.A.K guidelines to keep you and your loved ones protected and bite-free. 



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