Mosquitoes adore our feet for several reasons and the smell is one of them. To avoid getting eaten alive by mosquitoes, countless solutions exist to protect your feet, ankles and legs. Whether in the middle of an infested forest, by a lake or at the beach, mosquitoes are drawn to smelly feet, socks, sweat and carbon dioxide. Here is a simple list of solutions you should consider.
1. Cover up your feet, ankles and legs
Easier said than done, especially in hot weather! Well, the best way to prevent mosquito bite scars on your legs is simply to cover up your exposed skin areas using ankle boots and long pants. With a physical barrier between your feet or legs and mosquitoes, they won’t be able to land on your skin.
Tips: Even though starving mosquitoes prefer direct access to blood, they can bite through clothes if the fabric is thin and tight fitting. Do not wear leggings at camp sites for example, prefer ample clothes.
2. Apply a natural, skin-friendly repellent spray
Yes, most of us like to wear flip-flops with our swimsuit during summer and covering up our body with layers of fabric isn’t a solution after all! So, another path is to use a bug repellent! Choose your insect repellent wisely, not all natural mosquito solutions are natural, skin-friendly and long lasting! We recommend PARA’KITO mosquito repellent spray has it is also water/sweat resistant.
Tips: Next time your feet see the sun, always apply sunscreen before applying your mosquito repellent spray. It helps maximize both protections.
3. Wear mosquito repellent sandals
The earliest known shoes are sandals and date back to 7000-8000 BCE. In 2021, PARA’KITO launched the first ever made mosquito repellent sandals using its diffusion technology. If you want to protect your feet and legs from mosquito bites, smart footwear is the latest invention you need to try. They are even refillable! Sandals repel mosquitoes by diffusing a custom blend of 7 natural essential oils.
Tips: You may also opt for one of the PARA’KITO mosquito repellent ankle bands. Easy-to-use and long lasting, mosquitoes will be less attracted to your smelly feet and your legs will thank you!
For more visit CDC (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention) Prevent Mosquito Bites.