Mosquito repellents are an essential in the summer, because especially spray or aerosol mosquito repellents will guard you not only from the mosquito bites and the itching that fallows, but they can also guard you from getting infected with one of many diseases that mosquitoes carry. But for them to be the most efficient you also need to know how to apply the mosquito repellents properly and also safely, so here tips how to get the most out of your mosquito repellent.

So the first thing you need to do is to decide what form of mosquito repellent you will use. Nowadays there are many different type and form mosquito repellents from natural essential oil mixes to those who have high percentage of DEET and are in spray form. This decision also will be the main thing that will guide you as of how to properly use mosquito repellent.

Mosquito repellent in oil form

If you prefer one of those mosquito repellents that are in oil form then you need to apply the repellent directly on to you skin. Because usually these repellents are on the natural and organic side of mosquito repellent scale, they won’t irritate your skin and are less likely to cause an allergic reaction. Dab the oil on the insides of your wrists, behind your ears, on your legs and anywhere else you feel like you need it and you are good to go.

Mosquito repellent in spray or aerosol form

With these mosquito repellents things tend not to be that easy, because these repellents usually come in many variations. With these repellents the thing you need to check before using them is if they are meant to be used on clothing or on bare skin because this will determine how to use the repellent. If it is meant to be used on bare skin, that doesn’t mean that it cannot be used on clothing, it just means that you can apply it directly to your skin. Best use this kind of repellent by spraying it directly on your skin but only where your skin will be exposed to mosquitoes. And if you want to use the repellent on your face, better first spray it on your hands and only then lightly pat it on your face, because you really don’t want to get the repellent in your eyes or mouth. But if the repellent is meant to strictly be used only on clothing then better don’t experiment by applying it to your skin, because these repellents usually are very concentrated and can cause irritation.

Mosquito repellents in cream form

Another type of mosquito repellent is repellent that is in a cream form. Because of the way it is formulated it is meant to be placed directly on your skin and is gentle enough to not cause irritation yet strong enough to repel mosquitoes. With these creams you really should read the instructions on the back of the mosquito repellent, because they will be the ones that will most accurately tell you how to use the specific repellent.

But if you don’t want to dose yourself in mosquito repellent every time you want to go out into your backyard or on to your patio, you should try treating your yard and the area around your house with a mosquito fogger, because that will enable you to go out to your yard without mosquito repellent protection and you will only have to use the repellent when you go outside the area around your house.