Working outside has many perks, but being exposed to insect bites is not one of them. Check out Sam’s tips to keep the bugs at bay:
Try wearing insect-repellent clothing. The wearable apparel has an (often) odorless built-in repellent.
Insects are often attracted to fragrant scents (especially those with floral or fruity tones). Deter insect attention by staying away from scented products (hair gel, deodorant, soaps, colognes, perfumes, etc.).
Stay Away from Chips
Some insects (such as mosquitoes) are attracted to lactic acid, an organic compound naturally produced in your muscle tissues. The consumption of salty foods leads to an increase in the amount of lactic acid your body produces, making you a more appealing snack to hungry bugs.
DEET is an insect repellent that is used in products (such as bug sprays and lotions) to prevent insect bites.
Lemon Eucalyptus Oil
Some research suggests that using this essential oil is just as effective as DEET. Apply a diluted solution of the oil to your skin to repel insects when working outdoors.
Experts suggest that light clothing is the way to go when working outside, as insects are often attracted to dark colours. Light-weight, loose-fitting clothing keeps your cool in heat, but protected from insect bites.
Wearable Bug Nets
Keep insects at bay by donning wearable bug netting. Shirts, pants, and hats are widely available.
Which of these options do you prefer? Do you have any other insect-repelling tricks? Share your tips with me!