7 Ways to Keep Pests Away While Sleeping

Author: Mosquito Squad

After having a great time outdoors, sleeping in peace is everyone’s first priority at the end of a long day. Who would ever imagine having to worry about getting bitten while they are asleep on vacation?

When traveling overseas to countries known to have high mosquito borne-illnesses, sleeping conditions are something everyone needs to take into consideration. Being on vacation is exciting, and you want to be able to enjoy every moment of it. When packing your bag, as you try not to forget your essentials—toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant—think of your sleeping conditions as a part of this list. We have listed a number of things to do when sleeping so far away from home.

Sleep tight and don’t let the mosquitoes bite.

#1: Sleep inside of a mosquito net.

The net should be treated with Permethrin and be World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme (WHOPES)-approved, but do not wash them—this will cause the insecticide to break down.

#2: Sleep under a fast-moving fan or sleep with the A/C on.

In combination with the bed net and mosquito coil, an oscillated fan will act as a deterrent. Because mosquitoes are not strong enough to fly in strong winds, even a fan could drive them away.

#3: Plug in an electric mosquito repellent.

Electric mosquito repellent should run for a couple of hours before going to bed. Running the repellent before going to sleep will assure you that any mosquitoes in the room will be dead by the time you go to sleep.

#4: Cover your body with mosquito repellent.

It may not be the ideal scent to fall asleep to, but repellent is not just for using during the day. It is also an asset while you are asleep.

#5: Wear long pajamas.

Covering your exposed skin while asleep will make it difficult for a mosquito to easily bite you.

#6: Shower before bed to avoid the scent of sweat.

Mosquitoes use their sense of smell to locate their next feed. Sweating gives off a smell of lactic acid, uric acid, and ammonia—to a mosquito, all scents that indicate a good meal.

#7: Spray essential oils .

Who doesn’t want a fresh, clean smell while they rest? Dilute lemongrass or cinnamon oil with water and spray it around your bedroom before you go to bed. The refreshing air will create a barrier within your space and help to protect you while you are asleep.

Vacations are wonderful, but if you decide to spend the majority of your summer at home in the U.S., don’t forget to protect your yard against mosquitoes and ticks. This way you are less likely to worry about what bites at night. Call (877) 332-2239 today for a free estimate!