How to Protect Yourself from Mosquitoes

Getting rid of mosquitoes is a big mission here during summer. We can always get mosquito repellent products such as coils and sprays, but even we use them, still get bitten! What can we do?


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Here are some anti-mosquito tips!


Prevent larvae from breeding

Mosquito larvae breed in water and grass tussock. Don’t leave water puddles  for long around your house. Mow the lawn frequently.
If you have pond, have some goldfish or medaka (killifish). They eat mosquito larvae.


Keep off mosquitoes

– Carbonated water
Carbon dioxide helps mosquitoes to find humans and animals. Use carbonated drink or dry ice for calling.

– Aroma
Use herb the aroma that mosquitoes don’t like such as citronella.

– Wear White or Yellow
Experimentations tell that mosquitoes tend to come to people in black rather than white.

– Don’t drink alcohol
Drinking increases exhalation of carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.

– Use fan
Fan diffuses carbon dioxide that people give off.


If you have mosquito trouble, try these measures and have a good summer (^_^)


Source: TuiTui (Japanese)


This is JAPAN Style!