How to Avoid Insect Bites & Stings

There’s nothing more relaxing than spending the day outside, taking in some rays, and breathing in the fresh air. Unfortunately, there are a handful of bugs and insects that are capable of stinging and biting you. To avoid being harmed by these pests, you might want to…

Steer Clear of Sweet Perfume & Cologne

No one says you can’t smell nice, but if you’re going to be spending the day or evening outside, you may want to skip out on the perfume or cologne. Any fragrance with a sweet smell can attract pests toward you. If an insect is attracted to flowers, why wouldn’t it be attracted to your name brand fragrance?

Wear Colorless Clothing

Again, we don’t want to step out of line and tell you to dress in all black, but avoid brightly colored clothing while spending time outside. Wasps, bees, and mosquitoes are attracted to bright clothing and patterns like yellows, oranges, pinks, etc. So the next time you’re having a barbecue or picnic, choose a darker, earthy color scheme.

Keep Your Drink Covered

Sipping on a glass of iced tea while enjoying the weather outside sounds like a good way to spend a few hours. Just be sure to have a lid for your drink because insects (like fragrances and flowers) love the sweetness of them. Whether you have a resealable bottle or you simply cover your cup with a napkin, you’ll need something to keep pests away from your sweet and delicious beverage.

Getting stung is no fun — so follow these rules to keep the stingers and little chompers away from your skin. When your home develops an infestation of pests, contact Knockout Pest Control. To learn more or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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