Fishing between dawn and dusk, when there is no wind, encourages mosquito bites. When angle fishing on lakes, the ocean, or rivers, you will encounter biting insects. Here are some smart hacks for keeping mozzies away while catching the big one.
Effective protection against the bite is far smarter than treating irritated skin after a bite. Keeping mosquitoes away is easy. Here are some smart hacks to help make your fishing experience a pleasant one.
When you shop for mosquito repellents, going for a chemical-based products is tempting. Most manufacturers of chemically-based insect repellent claim they are safe to use, yet most of these repellents and sprays contain toxic ingredients.
They are toxic to mosquitoes, but also to other helpful insects, such as butterflies and bees. They can also harm fish and water organisms. That’s why it is important to rethink the repellents you use. By using natural, safe repellents, you can protect your pond fish and the people using the repellent.
DEET offers protection from mosquito bites. DEET-containing products are traditional insect repellents, widely used and largely effective. But it is a chemically based preventative measure. DEET products contain the active ingredient, N-diethyl-meta-toluamide that has caused seizures and death in some cases. Rethink how best to keep insects at bay in the wild.
Another topical insect repellent commonly used is Picaridin. Both Picardin and DEET ward off insect bites for short periods. But is the cost worth it in the long run?
For a natural insect repellent, use Mozzie Patches. They offer an alternative to chemical-ridden sprays and creams. Use a natural yet effective way to ward off mosquito bites and avoid the skin irritation and risk for infection that comes with mozzie bites.
Mozzie Patches offer extra protection for everyone. They are also 100% safe to use. Everyone over the age of 18 months can wear Mozzie Patches.
They prevent mosquito bites for up to 36 hours, and they are waterproof. Take care of the environment with this #1 environmentally friendly repellent.
Anglers and outdoor enthusiasts can fight the bite with herbal oils. Spray oils on your bedding and clothing to ward off mosquitoes. Herbal oils reduce your attractiveness to mosquitoes.
Use citronella candles to discourage bugs. Herbal oils contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal ingredients. You should be aware that some oils can cause allergic reactions or may even be linked to other medical issues.
Some oils you can use to ward off bugs include oil of lemon eucalyptus, lilac, coconut, and eucalyptus, lavender, rosemary, and lemongrass. Mix the oils in a small spritzer bottle with a little water for dilution.
Choose loose-fitting cotton clothes when outdoors. Clothing items can include long-sleeved shirts and long pants. These items of clothing might protect you when fishing, since they expose less skin to the air.
Synthetic sports items are a good choice of protective clothing. These are perfect for keeping mozzies at a distance, and they are great for doubling up for sun protection. Ensure they have a +40 UPF rating to avoid sunburn.
Wearing dark clothing attracts mosquitoes. Wearing light-coloured clothing is best for detracting mosquitoes. Insecticide-treated clothing may seem like a good idea, but they can affect your health.
Mosquitoes see colours in a different light than most insects. They can detect shades outside the UV spectrum. Dark colours absorb more heat than light colours. Mosquitoes are prone to gravitate to individuals wearing dark colours.
Light colours repel heat, which repel mosquitoes. Pale yellow and white are preferable to wearing black, brown, and navy blue.
Sweaty bodies are attractive to mosquitoes. Wear fresh clothes and shower regularly when heading for the outdoors. This will offer you extended protection.
The chemicals released by perspiration attracted mosquitoes. Lactic acid, a chemical compound found in sweat, attracts adult vector mosquitoes.
Fish facing into the wind. Mosquitoes will gather behind your head, and not in your face. Find a cove or a bend in a river instead of fishing from an open boat.
Wherever possible, avoid stagnant pools where mosquito larvae grow and develop. These present the perfect breeding spots for female mosquitoes, and you can often find immature mosquitoes developing nearby. Fast moving water is preferable to standing water. These are usually places where the wind will blow, keeping mozzies away.
Food loaded with potassium, sodium, and carbohydrates release acids in the body. These attract mosquitoes. Eating foods high in salt and sodium content before heading outdoors attracts mosquitoes.
Rather snack on mosquito-repelling foods while you catch fish. Mosquito-repelling foods include cucumber, green peppers, and apples.
Hats with flaps are perfect for fishing. They cover the face, preventing all bugs from biting your facial area. Fishing hats with flaps protect you from the sun and the bite.
Get the most out of your fishing trip without the bite. Mozzie Patches are not only 100% natural, they are waterproof, too! This means they won’t come off when you catch the big one.
Shop your Mozzie Patches today for a bug-free outdoorsy experience. Have fun in the sun without the bite. Invest in the best clothing and gear, and don’t forget the sunblock and insect repellent.