Mosquito Repellent: Prevention Is Better Than Cure

Mosquito Repellent: Prevention Is Better Than Cure first appeared on the Backyard Bug Patrol blog.

Keeping the bugs at bay during the summer months doesn’t have to be a hindrance. There are many ways in which you can protect yourself from the likes of mosquitoes and the potential diseases they carry without having to think too much. It just becomes second nature. Alongside protecting your home with mosquito control, there are a few more ‘turn offs’ to these irritating pests.

How DEET, citronella and Victoria’s Secret perfume rank in repelling mosquitoes

Researchers at New Mexico State University have been looking at the effectiveness of various mosquito repellents in keeping the summer scourges at bay. A study published last month built on the scientists’ previous work, and showed a wide range of potencies — and a few fragrant surprises.

So maybe some of these repellents work, and some don’t! If you are spraying yourself with an expensive perfume in the hope it will keep mosquitoes away make sure it’s one that is identified to have the elements that mosquitoes appear to not be attracted to. Further research is in hand, so don’t presume that a light spritz will keep you protected from bites.


With fears surrounding the surface of the Zika virus again this mosquito season, you might want to think about your current mosquito protection choices.

Zika Fears Persist at Brink of Another Mosquito Season

It has been just over a year since we first started hearing about Zika and its link to serious birth defects. The Emergency Operations Center at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta was activated to respond to Zika on January 22, 2016. Now the EOC is gearing up for the start of another mosquito season.

As the old proverb goes “prevention is better than cure.”

Don’t leave your health to chance, take a moment to ensure you’re protected from these biting pests in the most effective way possible.

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