Hurricane Season is here, and whether you’ve gotten the Mosquito Control in Winston Salem, NC you need or not, applying mosquito repellent is so important. Believe it or not, there is actually a right and wrong way to apply it. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to help you make the most out of your bug spray.

1. Apply It Correctly

Make sure to apply repellents only to exposed skin and/or clothing. You do no need to use it under clothing. Also, do not apply near eyes and mouth, and apply sparingly around ears. When you’re using sprays, do not spray directly into face; spray on hands first and then apply to face. Finally, never use repellents over cuts, wounds, or irritated skin.

All of these tips will help you apply it correctly and stay protected from mosquitoes in Winston Salem, NC.

2. Check For Critical Warnings

Repellents vary, so it’s a great idea to check for important warnings so you stay safe. Check the label to see if there are warnings about flammability. If so, do not use around open flames or lit cigarettes. In addition, here are some other safety tips:

  • Don’t use the product on pets or other animals unless the label clearly states it is for animals.
  • Keep repellents safe from children, by storing them safely out of the reach, in a locked utility cabinet or garden shed.
  • Do not allow children to handle this product, and do not apply it to children’s hands. Make sure to apply to your own hands and then put it on the child.

By reading instructions and following these tips, you can make sure you and your family stay totally safe.

3. Re-Apply If Necessary

If you really want to stay safe, remember to apply it more than once. Apply and re-apply a repellent according to the label instructions. You don’t want to overuse it, but make sure to apply the amount of repellent indicated by the label. Depending on what you’re doing outside, the repellent can last less time. The effectiveness of the spray can vary due to conditions such as:

  • Physical activity/perspiration.
  • Water exposure.
  • Air temperature.

Look at the label, think about what you’re doing, and make a plan for the most effective protection.

Need More Help With Mosquitoes?

That being said, there’s only so much repellent can do if you have a mosquito problem in your back yard. For the most protection invest in mosquito control in Winston Salem, NC. With over 30 years of pest control experience, our company provides professional technicians to address your mosquito problem thoroughly and effectively. Contact us at to discuss mosquito control solutions.

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