Getting away doesn't mean the bugs can't find you

TORONTO, May 18, 2016 /CNW/ - This summer if you're planning to get away somewhere local or escaping down south for even hotter temperatures, mosquitoes, ticks and other insects might get in the way of your vacation fun. Planning ahead is useful to combat not just against the itch of bites but to stop the spread of diseases such as West Nile or Zika viruses.

Investigate the mosquito reports for the area you are visiting
Check local websites, weather reports and other government sites for information on the bugs of the area. It is important to note peak seasons and any local recommendations based on weather and times of day when the bugs will be most active. Stagnant water can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes so be careful when visiting ponds, large pools of water and fountains where the water is not flowing.

Choose the right repellent
When selecting an insect repellent, make sure it contains DEET or Permethrin; these are important ingredients to ward off the pesky critters. A great spray is Ben's® 30's Tick and Insect Repellent with its unique 30% DEET and water based formula it is made to evaporate slowly - so repellent stays on longer with little absorption into the skin. When applying, spray a thin covering to all exposed areas of skin for maximum protection. Be sure to follow the directions and reapply as recommended for continued protection. 

More tips to cut the itch
The moving air of a fan can disrupts an insect's flight and help prevent those bugs from finding you to bite. Sticking close to a fan also dispels the air you breathe out, which mosquitoes can use to track you down. Wearing long sleeves and long pants will give you an extra barrier from hungry mosquitoes. Staying indoors might not be ideal but hanging out in screened-in gazebos and patios will help cut the itch while still enjoying your travels.

SOURCE Tender Corp

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