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what's the best trickto keep mosquitoes away while you sleep?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine 35 years experience
Screens & nets: Sleeping in houses with screens on windows or under a Permethrin treated bed net are the best way to avoid mosquitoes at night. Keep your sleeping area closed during the day so that mosquitoes cannot hide and come out to bite at night. Turn on the ceiling fan as mosquitoes cannot fly against a breeze.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Mosquito Net: There are many products on the market that can be used to kill mosquitoes to include Natural Attractant Mosquito Traps, Zappers and Flying insect traps. Different models have varying degrees of sophistication. Some use ultraviolet light to lure & then trap them. Others can generate heat and carbon dioxide to attract mosquitoes. They eventually become dehydrated and die.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
Mosquito safety- use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Stay inside or wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. Deet agents can be used on skin. Aloe Vera & Basil are natural deterrents.
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