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3 ways to fight off mosquitoes this season

Ebony Williams, Atlanta Journal-Constitution on

Published in Fashion Daily News

While we love hotter temperatures, sunnier days and adventures outside, we don’t love the bugs that come with it — especially when they bite. Mosquitoes are pesky insects whose bites can cause irritation, allergic reactions and bring diseases.

There are more than 3,700 types of mosquitoes buzzing around the world.

“People are usually prone to mosquito bites due to a combination of scent, light, heat and humidity,” Healthline wrote.

According to a 2023 peer review study, mosquitoes are most attracted to soaps that have a flowery base because they resemble nectar. A way to avoid getting bit is to choose a soap with a coconut base.

With so many flying around, spraying repellent is a normal defense mechanism — however, there are a few other ways to get rid of mosquitoes.Plants

Whether you have a green thumb or are new to the craft, plants are a great way to brighten up a home, help with seasonal allergies and repel mosquitoes. According to Garden Design, natural fragrances in certain plants are repulsive to the biting bug. These plants should be kept in the doorways of your home.

 

•Lavender

•Marigold

•Citronella grass

•Catmint

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