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Beat the Buzz: Expert Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites on Your Summer Holiday

Written by  May 30, 2024

Heading on holiday this summer? Here are the best ways to prevent those pesky mosquito bites. Experts recommend using lavender before bed and avoiding strong scented perfumes. Vacationers are being advised on how to avoid mosquito bites while traveling abroad this summer. Experts at have shared their top bedtime hacks to keep mosquitoes at bay.

Mosquito bites can be a real nuisance during holidays, causing itching and sometimes infections. Popular European holiday spots like Spain and Greece are home to over 50 mosquito species, making bites more likely. To keep these insects away, experts suggest using lavender before bedtime, applying it to both the body and the edges of windows.

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Additionally, they recommend steering clear of strong scented perfumes and body lotions, as these can attract mosquitoes. Rebecca Swain, an expert at WinstonsBeds, said: “Mosquito bites on holiday can be really annoying, but it's crucial not to scratch them to avoid infections. “Mosquitoes are attracted to factors beyond our control, such as sweat and blood type. However, there are steps you can take to deter mosquitoes from your body and your hotel room. For instance, mosquitoes hate lavender, so applying a few drops to your wrists before bed can help. Also, try to keep your room or apartment cool. Mosquitoes are usually drawn to warmer environments, so use air conditioning if available.”

Tips to Prevent Mosquito Bites on Holiday:

- Avoid strong scents: Mosquitoes can be attracted to strong scents, so avoid scented perfumes and lotions before bed. Check your hotel room for any air fresheners too.

- Keep the room cool: If you have air conditioning, keep the room cool to prevent mosquitoes from entering. They are typically drawn to warmer environments.

- Keep the lights off if the windows are open: Mosquitoes are attracted to lights, so dim or turn off lights if your windows are open.

- Consider long sleeve clothing: Minimize the risk of bites by wearing pyjamas with long sleeves and trousers. Ensure the material is lightweight and breathable to stay comfortable.

- Use lavender: Mosquitoes hate lavender. Apply some to your wrists, backs of knees, and arms before sleep. Dab some on the window edges to prevent them from entering.


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