How to protect yourself from mosquitoes
As a mother, we are always concerned about our children’s well being. The day starts and ends and we are still running after them. We totally forget about ourselves. We are proud to be mothers, homemakers, entrepreneurs but seldom do we realize that we as a woman also need care. As monsoons start, we search new ways for mosquito protection for our family. But we also need mosquito protection. So how do you protect yourself from mosquitoes?
Ways to protect from mosquitoes
There are numerous ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes but it depends on which one works the best for you? Different cities have different time when mosquitoes are the worst in spreading diseases. Like in Delhi, people start precautions at home from July and it ends post Diwali.
They are the oldest form of protection from mosquitoes. After the age-long chip changing system, these repellents with refills have worked the best. One refill works around 30-40 days depending upon the usage.
Low smoke coils
Earlier it was stated that coils are dangerous for human beings. It should not be burnt at night while you are sleeping with all the windows and doors closed. It gives out poisonous gas. Gradually, humans learnt another way to use and we started
Close your windows
As evening approaches and it becomes dark, mosquitoes spread in abundance. It is advisable to close all your windows and doors at this time daily. Go out if it is absolutely necessary else be at home only. Mosquitoes multiply so fast and spread diseases at double the speed.
Also, keep checking your surroundings for any stagnant water. Still water in open areas for more than week give birth to millions of mosquitoes.
Mosquitoes nets are also helpful to some extent. But they can be used only at the time of sleeping. Rest of the day, you can’t drape the net around you. Usually, it is used for newborn babies who sleep cosily inside the net for hours.
The worst comes when your job is outdoors or you love to be out. At this point you need to browse different repellents available in the market and see which one works the best for you.
Fabric roll on
This roll on is very effective when outdoors. It is applied as dots on fabric and prevents mosquito bites. It comes in 2 variants and only 4 dots on clothes work wonders. It is quite adaptable and 100% safe on babies also.
Goodknight has introduced mosquito repellent in the form of creams and lotion also. They are easy to apply and carry while outdoors. They give 8 hours protection from mosquitoes and can be reapplied.
Goodknight Cool Gel is the latest addition to the collection. It is a cooling gel with Aloe Vera and is completely non-sticky. This
Make it a habit
My children love to play a sport in school. So every day they are practising early in the morning or in the evening. As a habit, I give the cool gel to both my kids while they dress up for their sports practice. And I don’t forget to apply it on myself too.
Apart from wet tissues and hand sanitizer, Goodknight cool gel is a regular product in my bag while I travel. I may forget my kajal but protection from mosquitoes is the most important to be done.
Which mosquito repellent do you use to protect yourself and your family from mosquitoes?
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