Just the other day I was talking to a friend about how mosquitos LOVE me! No joke, if I am with a big group of people, guess who gets eaten alive? Yep! Not sure exactly what attracts mosquitos to one person more than another but I hope to find out after taking the Orkin’s “Buzzer Beater” blog app. During my travels through Vietnam and Thailand many moons ago, I use to have to slather on tons of mosquito repellant but really to no avail. It didn’t really matter what I put on, they’d find the areas I’d not reached and have a little feast. Do you have the same issue or do you find they tend to leave you alone? Do you have any tips you can share with us? I found sleeping under mosquito nets worked best while traveling in countries/areas known for having lots of mosquitos.
According to Care2.com, citronella oils and catnip are also natural repellants. Check out her site to read more about putting some natural lotions and oils on your skin if you are traveling to areas known for being heavily infested.
Do you happen to live in an area that is known for having mosquitos? Download Orkin’s yearly “Mosquito Cities” list from the “Buzzer Beater” blog app and find out if your city made it! I am curious to see if my city is on that list too! Take the Buzzer Beater quiz and leave a comment about what is the most helpful or surprising fact you learned for a chance to win a Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit.
Why you will LOVE Orkin’s “Buzzer Beater” blog app:
• Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Take the quiz to see if you’re ready to earn your badge in Mosquito Season Prep.
• Watch the “How to Deal With Mosquitoes” & “Do Mosquitoes Prefer Adults over Children” videos, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with pesky home invaders.
The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit is fun for the whole family! The prize pack includes:
2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids’ activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.
Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?
At Orkin, they use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that’s right for your needs. To learn more about their pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.