3 Tips for Beating Mosquito Bites While TravellingBy Gary • Apr 12th, 2013 • Category: FOOD AND TRAVEL, HEALTH, Skin, Vacations
The weather is FINALLY warming up, which means it will soon be time to don our skimpiest bathing suits (I’m talking to girls, gays, and Brazilians here) and hit the beach or pool. The best part about spring and summer is how much skin we can bare. The worst part is that we have to take care of that skin. And there is nothing less attractive than unsightly red mosquito bites covering our flesh.
So how do you get away from the mosquitoes, but still bask in the warm weather? Easy.
Create a mosquito trap:
This trick is especially good for cookouts and backyard events. All you do is cut the top off a 2-liter of soda, then invert the cone and glue the two pieces together. Add 1 tbsp of yeast and 1/2 a cup of sugar with tepid water. Mosquitoes are attracted to the carbon dioxide that you expel, and this trap emits the same gas. The inverted cone traps the little bastards and dooms them to a sticky death.
Repel mosquitoes using Catnip-
Iowa State University did a study on mosquitoes and found that the essential oil from catnip is 10 times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than over the counter sprays like DEET. Just make sure you dilute the catnip in a carrier oil or moisturizer.
Also, stay away from male cats in heat.
Treat your mosquito related wounds with Oragel-
Sometimes, no matter what you do the little suckers still manage to find you, draw blood, and possibly give you malaria or feline AIDS. Scratching your mosquito bites will only make them exponentially worse. A little known cure for that itch is Oragel, which will numb on contact, as it clearly states.
Summer is supposed to be filled with outdoor sex, drinking, and lots of exposed skin. So use these handy tips to deal with bugs, and have yourself a mosquito-free season.
Gary is Gary is the gay guy that every girl wants to be, and every guy wants to be with (Mostly because he can't get pregnant). He is based in Manhattan, but loves traveling to exotic new people, and sleeping with interesting new places. He is an adventurous writer, photographer, and web designer that will try almost anything if it makes a good story.
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