Jimmy Fallon recently thanked the outside porch light for hosting a night club for moths and mosquitos.
So true. During the summer months, porch lights do seem to do more harm than good.
And since our porch light is a night club for moths and mosquitos, then my legs are the dance floor.
At any given time during the summer, I have at least a dozen mosquito bites, itching and driving me crazy. So I went on a search to find out what I can do to put those hated mosquitos on a detour away from me.
Enter today’s Quick Tip Friday.
Mosquitos find some people more attractive than others. This isn’t because of blood type, but rather smell. Each of us has a distinctive smell, naturally, and some have compounds that act as attractants, making certain people bona fide mosquito magnets.
One of the first things I found is that mosquitos hate the smell of garlic. So, eating a lot of garlic will keep the mosquitos away, but then again, the smell would repel more than just mosquitos!
Some foods like really salty and ones that are high in potassium increase the amount of lactic a acid that you off-gas. Mosquitos dig this smell. So, long story short, stay away from salty and high potassium foods.
Here are some other ways to avoid mosquitos:
- Wear light-colored clothing.
- Stay indoors during mosquito rush hours – early morning and dusk
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants
- Maybe wearing a garlic rope around your neck could be come fashionable??
And of course, spray a DEET-based repellent on your clothing and any exposed skin. Don’t forget to wash the spray off your body and throw your clothes in the laundry as soon as you come inside.
Hopefully these tips will keep you from being a mosquito smorgasbord.
Enjoy today’s Quick Tip Friday!