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5 simple ways to ‘deter’ mosquito bites on holiday

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We all know the feeling of being bitten whilst on holiday. No matter how many times we cover ourselves in mosquito repellent those pests still seem to get us. 

However, experts at have revealed how you can keep mosquitoes at bay this summer and it is all to do with your bedtime. 

Destinations including Spain and Greece have over 50 mosquito species meaning it is no wonder that we come back all itchy and swollen. Nevertheless, there is a way to combat this. 

Rebecca Swain, an expert at WinstonsBeds said: “Mosquito bites on holiday can be a real pain but it’s important to remember not to itch them or else they can become infected.

“Mosquitoes are attracted to a range of things that are out of our control such as sweat and blood type.

“However there are a few things you can do to try and deter mosquitos away from your body and your hotel room in general.”

The experts suggested using lavender before you hit the sack by applying it to your body and around the edges of windows. 

Let’s take a look at other ways of saying goodbye to mosquito bites on holiday.

Use lavender

Mosquitoes hate the smell of lavender so you might want to apply some to your wrists, the backs of your knees and arms before heading to sleep.

Avoid strong scents

The pests can be attracted to strong, scented perfumes and body lotions. So avoid these before going to bed. The experts also noted that it is worth checking the hotel room for any air fresheners.

Cooler temperatures

Keep the room cool with air conditioning if you have it in your room as this will stop mosquitoes from entering the room. 

Keep the lights off 

Mosquitoes are attracted to lights so it’s worth dimming lights or keeping them off if you have any windows open.

Switch to long sleeve clothing

Ok, so this is probably harder if you’re basking in 30 degrees but you can reduce the risk of getting bitten by being more covered up. 

Particularly, during the night with pyjamas. Just make sure the material is lightweight and breathable to avoid getting too hot in the night.

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