According to the article “Why Are Some People Bitten More by Mosquitoes?” on Mosquito Tek, there are a few reasons that you may be bitten more by mosquitoes. Mosquitoes prefer people with the O blood type. The higher your resting metabolic rate the more mosquitoes will be attracted to you. Another factor is how much lactic acid you produce. Many of these factors you do not have any control over.
Mosquitoes tend to be most active during dawn and at dusk. They are also quite active at night. If you are out during these hours be sure to use bug spray to prevent any bites. If you are particularly prone to mosquito bites, you may opt to stay in during these time to avoid being bitten.
There are a few steps you can take to prevent mosquitoes in your yard. The first is to empty any standing water. This is where mosquitoes lay their eggs. You can also plan gardens to help naturally repel pests. Catnip, citronella and lavender all naturally repel mosquitoes. Additionally, you may want to consider a mosquito treatment for your back yard. This barrier spay will eliminate all mosquitoes in your yard and stop new ones from entering.
Mosquitoes are carriers for a number of different illnesses. They can carry the West Nile Virus, Zika and malaria. Additionally, they can carry eastern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis. Other diseases include yellow fever and Ross river fever. The most common diseases in the United States are West Nile virus, eastern equine encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis.
Over the counter medications like calamine lotion or Benadryl can stop the itching. You can also try applying apple cider vinegar or rubbing alcohol and reduce itching. Oatmeal baths can also help to relieve itchiness. Aloe Vera or a mild corticosteroid can also help to relieve the itching temporarily. It is important to stop yourself from scratching as much as possible.