Mosquito Control Tips for Outdoor Events and at Home

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There’s something special about the outdoor concert season throughout the Nashville area. The time is opportune to enjoy summer evenings with family, friends, and our favorite live entertainers.

But have you considered the importance of mosquito control and protection while you are outdoors in prime mosquito hours? You read that correctly – mosquitoes love outdoor concerts in the evening, too! Not only are most mosquitoes active during the dusk to dawn hours, but huge outdoor events lend themselves to many a scrumptious blood meal. Whether you are attending Music Under the Stars in Nashville, the Rock Castle Summer Songwriter Series in Hendersonville, or any outdoor event, here’s how you can protect yourself from voracious mosquitoes!

Mosquito Control and Protection Measures for Outdoor Concerts and Events

How to dress: When heading outdoors, the best personal mosquito control tip is to tuck your pants into socks, making sure that there is no exposed skin around your lower legs and ankles. Also, wear closed-toe shoes and socks. To have mosquito control for your arms, wear long-sleeved shirts with buttoned cuffs. Do not wear clothing made from these fabrics as mosquitoes can easily penetrate them: spandex, lycra, gauze, and voile.

What colors not to wear outdoors: Researchers found that mosquitoes are most attracted to black, aqua, red, and orange. Wearing white and very light colored clothing is best.

What personal hygiene to follow: In preparing to go outdoors, your mosquito control regimen can start by using unscented personal care products, or at least ones that do not contain floral scents; consider your shampoo, soaps, and lotions. At all costs, avoid wearing perfumes and colognes as mosquito love floral notes, thinking that there may be a food source nearby.

What repellents to use: Since mosquitoes are attracted to the smell of human sweat, spraying clothing and exposed skin with mosquito repellent can help your mosquito bite avoidance plan. Repellents such as DEET and picaridin mask the smell of human sweat.

What to avoid while outdoors: Enjoy your beer and alcohol once you are back indoors for the day. Do not consume it outdoors. Researchers found that by drinking just 12 ounces of beer, you'll be more attractive to mosquitoes. That's because drinking beer increases the ethanol content in your sweat. Since ethanol is a pretty big mosquito lure, this means that mosquitoes will flock your way.

At-home Mosquito Control Solutions

Call on Mosquito Squad for comprehensive mosquito control to protect your home and family, because even lazy evenings on your porch or patio can make you a mosquito meal.

Regularly applied by our expert mosquito control team every 21 days, our mosquito barrier treatment is your best bet to ensure they stay away from your yard and surrounding exterior spaces.

Protect yourself at outdoor concerts from pesky, potentially harmful mosquitoes and call on Mosquito Squad of Nashville for at-home mosquito control. Call 615-492-3662.