The Summer season holidays are right here, which for a lot of will imply jetting off to sunnier climes.

You’ll most likely come again with a pleasant tan, a memento or two, and should you’re something like me, a good few mosquito bites!

Now I’ve heard many an outdated wives story about easy methods to stop bites. Listed here are few of my explicit favourites:

Place Marigold flowers round the home or backyard.

Lower out sugary meals (they make you style sweeter!)

Eat loads of garlic (you emit its distinctive odour by means of your pores).

Whereas a few of these might sound obscure, many individuals favour these tips to over-the-counter insect repellants which normally include excessive ranges of DEET (N,N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide). There have been quite a lot of safety concerns over the topical use of this ingredient and it’s additionally recognized to be a nasty pores and skin irritant. It stings my pores and skin on utility, which is rarely a very good signal!

Listed here are a few of our advised pure alternate options for each repelling mozzies and easing the discomfort should you do get chomped.

1. Mosquitoes come out to play when the solar goes down, so cover-up within the evenings. Put on gentle colored lengthy sleeved tops and trousers, mosquitoes are drawn to darker colors.

2. Put just a few drops of Citronella oil on the 4 corners of your mattress sheets. This oil has a pungent, citrus aroma that masks your pure carbon dioxide odour which bugs are drawn to. DEET works in the identical manner.

3. Apply baking soda and water to a chew. It’s thought that mosquitoes inject formic acid into bites so making use of an alkaline substance will assist to neutralise it.

4. Apply pure Aloe Vera. Aloe not solely helps to ease the swelling and common discomfort however can even pace up the therapeutic course of.

Are you a mosquito magnet? In that case, what ideas and tips have you ever discovered to work wonders?