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Follow These Tips for Atlanta Mosquito Bite Prevention while out exploring nature.

Posted by Mosquito Squad

December 20, 2023

Are you planning on taking your family out to enjoy the great outdoors now that the weather is enjoyable again? If you decide to venture outside, you’ll want to ensure that you have the proper protection to help prevent mosquito bites. Avoid being bitten in Atlanta with mosquito bite prevention.

Tips for Atlanta Mosquito Bite Prevention

According to the CDC, preventing mosquito bites starts with using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellents that contain at least one of these ingredients:

  • DEET
  • Picaridin
  • IR3535
  • Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE)
  • Para-Menthane-Diol (PMD)
  • 2-Undecanoate

When used according to the label, these EPA-registered insect repellents have proven safe and effective. The CDC states that even breastfeeding or pregnant women can use these repellents if used properly.

Protection For Children

It is recommended that children wear clothing that covers their arms and legs to help them avoid mosquito bites in nature. Strollers and baby carriers should be covered with mosquito netting for additional protection. It is highly recommended that you check the ingredients of any insect repellent you plan to use on your children. Do not use any product on children under three years of age if they contain Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (OLE) or Para-Menthane-Diol (PMD).

Rules for Everyone to Follow

Insect repellent is most effective when used on your outer layer of clothing and not used directly on skin that is underneath the clothing. The insect repellent will be less effective if it cannot have direct contact with the insects.

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Description automatically generated​If you are using sunscreen, you must apply that before applying insect repellent. If you apply insect repellent first, it may be rubbed off or become ineffective since it cannot reach insects when they land.

Everyone should wear long-sleeve shirts and pants to help propel mosquitoes. Using 0.5% Permethrin to treat clothing and gear is also recommended. You can purchase pre-treated clothing and gear though the protection it provides would diminish after multiple times being washed.

Finally, it is recommended to practice mosquito control indoors and out. While at home, practice Atlanta mosquito bite prevention with the help of the Mosquito Squad. Mosquito Squad of the Greater Atlanta Area provides a Traditional Barrier Mosquito Treatment that protects against mosquitos for up to 21 days.

Let Mosquito Squad of the Greater Atlanta Area Prevent the Bite

By following these tips, enjoy nature again without getting loaded with mosquito bites. Most importantly, be sure to take back your yard. Reduce mosquito habitats on your property with the 7 Ts of mosquito control. Professional backyard mosquito control is the best way to reduce mosquitoes on your property long term. Mosquito Squad of Greater Atlanta is the originator of the mosquito barrier treatment that reduces backyard mosquitoes by up to 90%. Call our team today to request a free quote for Atlanta mosquito control services.