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How to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Knoxville

In Knoxville in the spring and summer, mosquitoes are hard to avoid. To stop mosquitoes from biting you, there are several steps you can take:

  • Plan your outdoor activities when mosquitoes are inactive. Dawn and dusk have the highest mosquito activity.
  • Get rid of standing water in your yard so mosquitoes can’t breed there.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors.
  • Apply EPA-approved insect repellent to skin and clothes.
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What to Wear to Keep Mosquitoes Off

Mosquitoes will take any opportunity to bite us, meaning that any exposed skin is vulnerable. Usually, they bite us on your arms, legs, hands, feet, and neck. You should wear long-sleeved shirts and pants to avoid skin exposure whenever you can. Because mosquitoes are most active in the summer, it can be harder to choose long clothing for protection. If you want to leave exposed skin, you can use an EPA-approved insect repellent to keep mosquitoes away from your skin.

How to Stop Mosquitoes from Biting During the Night

Mosquitoes are out and about at dawn and dusk. Many people have woken up from a night camping to see that they’ve been bitten all over. Some of the ways you can prevent bites over night are:

  1. Set up mosquito nets while you’re sleeping. 
  2. Wear bright-colored or long-sleeved clothing.
  3. Use a fan at night to block mosquitoes.
  4. Use EPA-approved bug sprays.
  5. Shower before bed to obscure their scent detection.
  6. Keep your windows shut during the night.

Mosquito Bites and Pets

Mosquitoes will target your pets, not just you and your family. If you see fit, you can talk to your vet about choosing a mosquito repellent that’s safe for your dog and cat. You should also be wary of walking your dog during times of high mosquito activity, dawn and dusk. Try to remove any standing water you can find in your yard to stop mosquitoes from biting your pets in your yard. Pay attention to signs of bites, too.

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