Goodbye mosquitoes- Help in preventing bites

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When the weather is warm out, chances are you are going to be spending more time outdoors, and because of that exposing yourself to pesky mosquitoes, no see ums, and more. And if you love spending time outdoors with your family and friends you are going to want to protect yourself. There are all sorts of options that you can choose from when it comes to protecting yourself from mosquito bites, what product you use will be up to you. The good news is that there are DIY ideas and natural home remedies that won't cost you a lot of money, and may provide effective protection from mosquitos. Unfortunately, many of the products that are available have potentially toxic ingredients such as Deet. And this is an ingredient that you want to limit your exposure to, especially for use with children. For this natural home remedy recipe, you will need some vitamin B1 tablets, a spray bottle and some warm water. You will want to crush up the vitamin B1 tablets, mix and then spritz your skin with the mixture. For the full instructions for this DIY idea, you will want to take a look at the site.

Mosquitos can be more than just pesky insects they can cause serious harm depending where you are in the world. In some parts of the world, mosquitos spread diseases such as malaria, yellow fever and West Nile virus, and have been responsible for more deaths than any other animal in history. And while many mosquito-transmitted diseases are considered historical, or diseases that are only relevant outside the United States, West Nile virus cases have been seen in nearly every U.S. state. Even uninfected mosquitoes are not a popular addition to any outdoor activity as they can irritate people with their itchy bites. So it's understandable when people reach for easy ways to help repel these blood-sucking insects. Vitamin B1, which is also known as thiamine, is one such easy, natural cure and of the natural home remedies.

One of the best natural home remedies and DIY ideas to protect yourself from insect and mosquito bites is to cover up kids’ skin with pants and long sleeves whenever possible, especially if they need protection from both sun and mosquitoes. Daily use of DEET for prolonged periods of time is inadvisable for children. When using a mosquito repellent on a child, you want to apply it to your own hands and then rub them onto the child. Be careful to avoid the child’s eyes and mouth. Use insect repellent sparingly around the ears. Do not apply repellent to the child’s hands because children may then put their hands into their mouths. Keep bottles of insect and bug repellent away from young children to reduce the chances of accidental swallowing. Make sure to wash insect repellent-coated skin at the end of the day.

In conclusion, there is no sure, completely safe way to prevent bug and mosquito bites. All bug repellents have pros and cons that you will want to consider. But some mosquito repellents are effective and relatively low in toxicity, provided that you take the necessary precautions when using them, especially on children. DEET isn't a perfect choice nor the only choice when it comes to insect repellents. You will want to find an insect repellent that best works for you and your family, and be sure to protect yourself from the consequences of Zika disease and West Nile virus. You will find this easy DIY idea on the Budget 101 site. On the site, you will find other DIY ideas, natural home remedies, natural cures, frugal home, crafts and so much more. **

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