Mosquitoes are known for causing illnesses, such as malaria and Dengue, especially in the developing countries. However, this does not mean that they are not found in developed countries. Here are four best ways to protect your kids from mosquitoes.
Use Mosquito Repellant
A mosquito repellant will make your indoor air unfavorable to mosquitoes thereby keeping them away from your kids as they sleep. The best repellants are effective for more than five hours but this depends on the concentration of the chemical used by the manufacturer.
However, it is not recommended to use repellants on babies who are under two months old as the chemical can cause an allergic reaction. If you have to use one, choose a repellant with the lowest chemical concentration and consult a health practitioner before using it on your baby.
Invest in Mosquito Nets
Mosquito nets can effectively help protect the kids at night if used properly as they have no negative health effects on toddlers and babies. Make sure that the net covers the entire bed to seal all sides. If your baby sleeps in his/her own cot, purchase separate quality cotton net.
Install Mosquito Screen on Windows and Doors
Installing mosquito screens on all doors and windows will keep out all mosquitoes at night and during the day. It is also important to note that the advanced mosquito screens will not only keep mosquitoes out but also insects and other bugs.
Mosquito Repelling Fragrances
There is a wide range of essential oils and scented candles whose fragrance repels mosquitoes. Examples of scents that have superior mosquito repelling capabilities are neem, citronella, lemongrass, soybean, eucalyptus, and lavender.
Finally, fruity and floral scented perfumes naturally attract mosquitoes so avoid them to ensure that your home or apartment is mosquito-free.