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How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Lautechgossip(m): 5:51pm On Jul 01, 2017
​It’s that time of the year again when mosquitoes and other insects are available all around us in droves spreading diseases. You should be planning to prevent this from happening by making sure they don’t feast on you. The best way to do this is to understand mosquitoes and know the dos and don’ts that can help repel them and prevent you from getting malaria.

1. Dos: Resist The Urge To Scratch When Bitten By A Mosquito

Scratching the area you were Bitten will only make things worse since doing so will add more to the inflammation. A new study conducted at Temple University suggests that the urge to scratch is subconscious and a way in which our brains conspire against us.

The researchers rubbed an itch-inducing plant on the arms of 10 people with chronic itch or itching that has lasted for more than 6 weeks and 10 healthy people as a contrast. The brain’s of the participants were then scanned when they were allowed to scratch the itch. Both groups showed heightened activity in the reward centers of the brain (the areas that basically encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing) indicating a conspiracy. The conclusion was that it is difficult to ignore those impulses which is why you find it difficult to leave an insect bite alone.

While you may find the urge to scratch irresistible, stay strong. You can instead put some ice on the bite to help reduce the inflammation and the urge to scratch the itch.

2. Dos: Allow Your Heart Breath

Mosquitoes use carbon dioxide (CO2) as a guide when they’re searching and identifying potential food targets. The minute your heart rate goes up and your body produces more carbon dioxide, more insects will likely bite you. Exercises, consuming alcohol and eating spicy foods are among the things that can increase your metabolism and your carbon dioxide production which mosquitoes especially find irresistible.

3. Don’ts: Eating Certain Foods or supplements

Certain foods such as bananas, garlic, or supplements that contain B vitamins can repel mosquitoes but they won’t do much good on the long run.

It’s that time of the year again when mosquitoes and other insects are available all around us in droves spreading diseases. You should be planning to prevent this from happening by making sure they don’t feast on you. The best way to do this is to understand mosquitoes and know the dos and don’ts that can help repel them and prevent you from getting malaria.

4. Dos: Buy Clothes With Tight Weaves

Mosquitoes find it hard to penetrate clothing that are made up of tight weaves. Synthetic fibers that are made as athletic apparels are particularly useful when you’re outdoors and in an area where there would be lots of insects. Cotton and linen however don’t give much protection against them. Outfits that offer protection from the sun will surely have weaves tight enough to block insect bites. will also have a tight enough weave to block bites.

5. Dos: Wear Light Colours

Mosquitoes tend to use their vision to look for good during the daytime when there is light and since they tend to fly close to the ground, they will be on the lookout to find targets that contrast with the horizon. This makes light colours less attractive to them and dark colours more attractive.

6. Dos: Blow Them Away

Any breeze that blows above the speed of 1 mile per hour is capable of stopping mosquitoes from flying. All you need to do is to turn up your fan or the air conditioning system this season and you will have a suitable deterrent. Remember to keep the flow of air towards the lower part of your body because mosquitoes tend to fly very close to the ground as a way of avoiding wind. Directing the fan and airflow towards your legs will stop them from biting you.

It’s that time of the year again when mosquitoes and other insects are available all around us in droves spreading diseases. You should be planning to prevent this from happening by making sure they don’t feast on you. The best way to do this is to understand mosquitoes and know the dos and don’ts that can help repel them and prevent you from getting malaria.

7. Don’ts: Avoid Spending Money On Coils

Mosquito coils, citronella candles and other oils are natural insect repellants, but are only effective if their smoke or scent are able to get between you and the insects. If you’re lighting coils that are a few feet off the ground, they will do very little to keep the insects at bay as chances are they won’t be effective.

http://fabinfos.com/how-to-stop-mosquitoes-and-other-insects-from-feeding-from-you/

Lalasticlala ishilove mynd44 seun Dominique

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Nobody: 5:54pm On Jul 01, 2017
FTC

can I get likes for my Mum? I love her so much.

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Chikelue2000(m): 5:56pm On Jul 01, 2017
The last point I don't get


dis mosquitoes have finished me Op, the more I fight them, the more they conspire n change tactics for me, the worse thing about dis idiots is when I am sleeping, the sound they make in my ears eh is so annoying that I can kill anyone who mimic such sound

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Nobody: 5:58pm On Jul 01, 2017
Best thing is to spray all the rooms, living room, bathroom and kitchen every day and the mosquitoes will stay away.

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Franzinni: 6:11pm On Jul 01, 2017
Op stop it o... God created mosquitoes... Did he make a mistake to make then like to suck human blood? We are suppose to share abi Because I am not understanding why you are teaching people how to stop mosquito from eating...

Sign
MPUA

Mosquito preservation union of Africa

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Divay22(f): 6:11pm On Jul 01, 2017
cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy
Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by MrMcJay(m): 6:12pm On Jul 01, 2017
Dreamwaker:
Best thing is to spray all the rooms, living room, bathroom and kitchen every day and the mosquitoes will stay away.

Spray wetin? Insecticide is about 1,400 for the big cans and you want me to spray every day?

I simply cover myself with the blood of Jesus and go to sleep. Violence is not the answer to everything. grin grin

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Ezenwammadu(m): 6:13pm On Jul 01, 2017
Use these is super effective

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Tellemall: 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You

Easy. By killing them. Not all that other stuff.

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Yorubaangel(m): 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
All these for mosquito but our UNI ILORIN prof said mosquito is our friends now...

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by jmoore(m): 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
Some mosquitoes are resistant to wind. grin grin

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by omobabalawo: 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
.mosquitoes bad ehn. the ones in PH(my haux) they knw when i tie my mosquito net. so b4 i do so they will enter my bed and sleep. so as i tie net am only locking me and them.



i dont believe prevention is better than cure. baygon 1400. malaria medicine 400

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by StepTwo: 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
The title of the thread and the content having a terrible fight.

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by itiswellandwell: 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
Sniper has been helping out.

Check my signature for your full capacity powerbank.

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by TenPassfour(m): 6:14pm On Jul 01, 2017
Lagos mosquito are resistance to any kind of anti malaria.....just saying.
Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by adami48(f): 6:15pm On Jul 01, 2017
Its easier for me to buy one trailer load of RAID than to do the above stated

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by COOLDK(m): 6:15pm On Jul 01, 2017
Are u kidding me?
I shouldn't scratch angry angry angry

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Nobody: 6:15pm On Jul 01, 2017
The mosquitoes are as lawless as our politicians. These 'laws' won't even work. grin

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by CherylM(f): 6:15pm On Jul 01, 2017
Dreamwaker:
Best thing is to spray all the rooms, living room, bathroom and kitchen every day and the mosquitoes will stay away.
YINMU

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Fabolousibk1(m): 6:16pm On Jul 01, 2017
Yinmu....Go Ajegunle..u will see whr mosquitoe dey tear jeans to suck blood....mtcheww..bt whr is buhari naa?

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by fastlane84: 6:16pm On Jul 01, 2017
MrMcJay:


Spray wetin? Insecticide is about 1,400 for the big cans and you want me to spray every day?

I simply cover myself with the blood of Jesus and go to sleep. Violence is not the answer to everything. grin grin


also with your air-conditioner...aka Amanda chilling....

mosquitoes go dey beg NEPA to take light

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by chuksjuve(m): 6:16pm On Jul 01, 2017
all these rules and regulations just because of mosquitoes?

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by dbynonetwork: 6:17pm On Jul 01, 2017
IJEBU ODE MOSQUITOES! I HAIL UNA..

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by oluseyiforjesus(m): 6:18pm On Jul 01, 2017
Kepp your environment clean n sleep under mosquito net if u live in a Jungle

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by Pascal181: 6:18pm On Jul 01, 2017
Hian who no knw these before

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by beamtopola: 6:19pm On Jul 01, 2017
Lautechgossip:
​It’s that time of the year again when mosquitoes and other insects are available all around us in droves spreading diseases. You should be planning to prevent this from happening by making sure they don’t feast on you. The best way to do this is to understand mosquitoes and know the dos and don’ts that can help repel them and prevent you from getting malaria.

1. Dos: Resist The Urge To Scratch When Bitten By A Mosquito

Scratching the area you were Bitten will only make things worse since doing so will add more to the inflammation. A new study conducted at Temple University suggests that the urge to scratch is subconscious and a way in which our brains conspire against us.

The researchers rubbed an itch-inducing plant on the arms of 10 people with chronic itch or itching that has lasted for more than 6 weeks and 10 healthy people as a contrast. The brain’s of the participants were then scanned when they were allowed to scratch the itch. Both groups showed heightened activity in the reward centers of the brain (the areas that basically encourage us to keep doing what we’re doing) indicating a conspiracy. The conclusion was that it is difficult to ignore those impulses which is why you find it difficult to leave an insect bite alone.

While you may find the urge to scratch irresistible, stay strong. You can instead put some ice on the bite to help reduce the inflammation and the urge to scratch the itch.

2. Dos: Allow Your Heart Breath

Mosquitoes use carbon dioxide (CO2) as a guide when they’re searching and identifying potential food targets. The minute your heart rate goes up and your body produces more carbon dioxide, more insects will likely bite you. Exercises, consuming alcohol and eating spicy foods are among the things that can increase your metabolism and your carbon dioxide production which mosquitoes especially find irresistible.

3. Don’ts: Eating Certain Foods or supplements

Certain foods such as bananas, garlic, or supplements that contain B vitamins can repel mosquitoes but they won’t do much good on the long run.

It’s that time of the year again when mosquitoes and other insects are available all around us in droves spreading diseases. You should be planning to prevent this from happening by making sure they don’t feast on you. The best way to do this is to understand mosquitoes and know the dos and don’ts that can help repel them and prevent you from getting malaria.

4. Dos: Buy Clothes With Tight Weaves

Mosquitoes find it hard to penetrate clothing that are made up of tight weaves. Synthetic fibers that are made as athletic apparels are particularly useful when you’re outdoors and in an area where there would be lots of insects. Cotton and linen however don’t give much protection against them. Outfits that offer protection from the sun will surely have weaves tight enough to block insect bites. will also have a tight enough weave to block bites.

5. Dos: Wear Light Colours

Mosquitoes tend to use their vision to look for good during the daytime when there is light and since they tend to fly close to the ground, they will be on the lookout to find targets that contrast with the horizon. This makes light colours less attractive to them and dark colours more attractive.

6. Dos: Blow Them Away

Any breeze that blows above the speed of 1 mile per hour is capable of stopping mosquitoes from flying. All you need to do is to turn up your fan or the air conditioning system this season and you will have a suitable deterrent. Remember to keep the flow of air towards the lower part of your body because mosquitoes tend to fly very close to the ground as a way of avoiding wind. Directing the fan and airflow towards your legs will stop them from biting you.

It’s that time of the year again when mosquitoes and other insects are available all around us in droves spreading diseases. You should be planning to prevent this from happening by making sure they don’t feast on you. The best way to do this is to understand mosquitoes and know the dos and don’ts that can help repel them and prevent you from getting malaria.

7. Don’ts: Avoid Spending Money On Coils

Mosquito coils, citronella candles and other oils are natural insect repellants, but are only effective if their smoke or scent are able to get between you and the insects. If you’re lighting coils that are a few feet off the ground, they will do very little to keep the insects at bay as chances are they won’t be effective.

http://fabinfos.com/how-to-stop-mosquitoes-and-other-insects-from-feeding-from-you/

Lalasticlala ishilove mynd44 seun Dominque
Mosquito' don't like cold, so sleep in your fridge or buy AC

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by ladyF(f): 6:19pm On Jul 01, 2017
OP you wicked o. You go just starve all the mosquitoes to death with this post. Live and let live. grin

It's LadyF again. grin grin grin

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by BornAgainMay: 6:19pm On Jul 01, 2017
Op must be typing from Canada not in Nigeria.


Few days ago, federal ministry of health warned that mosquito nets can no longer repel mosquitoes.

Anyways, is your own decision but those options are not convincing

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by belindar: 6:20pm On Jul 01, 2017
All of these Bicos of mosquitoes. I bet you nobody has time to follow this rubbish things you suggested.

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by sekem: 6:20pm On Jul 01, 2017
MrMcJay:


Spray wetin? Insecticide is about 1,400 for the big cans and you want me to spray every day?

I simply cover myself with the blood of Jesus and go to sleep. Violence is not the answer to everything. grin grin

So you'd rather the mosquitoes be suckling the blood of jesus instead of your own blood? wink

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Re: How To Stop Mosquitoes And Other Insects From Feeding From You by OrestesDante(m): 6:21pm On Jul 01, 2017
chyy5:
FTC

can I get likes for my Mum? I love her so much.
Are you eating or selling likes

Tell your mom to join nairaland.... Give us her moniker. And we will follow her and keep liking her posts. But for you Phew!!!! cheesy

Write something worth liking.

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