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Its getting warmer!  Unfortunately with the warmer weather comes the dreaded insect bites!  We all love our lazy hazy days of summer, but we all know what it feels like to be on the end of the sting of an insect!  So how can we help ourselves and stop insects biting and making our summer Months a misery?  Time to fight back!  The first idea is great, take a look at this Video, I have never heard of this one!

Great tip there, one I shall be trying tomorrow when Im out in the garden!

Larva

Have you ever noticed how some people seem to be bitten by mosquitoes  more than others?  Well apparently its all down to smell.  The following article sheds an interesting light on the situation, anything is worth trying to stop insects biting…

Mosquitoes find their victims by smell. Specifically, their sensory organs are trained to zero in on sources of carbon dioxide and lactic acid because these chemicals lead them to warm-blooded animals, like you and me. 

Chemical repellents like OFF! repel mosquitoes, but not because mosquitoes don’t like the smell of these repellents. Rather, it’s because the chemical DEET is very effective at masking the smell of carbon dioxide and lactic acid. When you’re wearing DEET, the mosquitoes can’t smell you and so they leave you alone. Natural repellents like geranium oil or citronella work the same way, they just don’t seem to be quite as effective as DEET.   Continue reading.

Again, worth knowing!  The same must be so of any biting insect then you would think?  Some other great tips is to avoid wearing light colored clothing if you are out and about where insects are likely to be, avoid being near still water and avoid wearing too much perfume toiletries.

A lot of people set traps, lets take a look at a few ingenious methods that are working.

Insect Traps

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