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Tired of Mosquito bites?

Nothing ruins the fun of a beautiful summer day like coming back home covered in red itchy bumps, and less blood than you left with. Unfortunately, mosquitos can cast a shadow on your favourite outdoor activities of hiking, camping, gardening, or simply relaxing on your deck in the evenings.

Luckily, we’ve come up with the following list of tried-and-true methods for keeping mosquitos away and treating mosquito bites when they inevitably happen.

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Understanding Mosquito Behavior?

First, it’s important to understand the likes and dislikes of these pests, as well as their habits and behaviours. We’re sure you’re already well aware of their love for blood, but did you know they’re also attracted to dark colours and carbon dioxide?

These are used to find their targets, making it easier for them to see you in areas with low airflow or when you wear darker clothing.

These tiny bloodsuckers reproduce and multiply by laying their eggs in still water, particularly in shady areas with cool temperatures.

This is why, as you’ve probably noticed, taking an evening walk by a lake or pond often ends in a feeding frenzy on your skin.


Mosquito bites can lead to a range of different diseases. In Canada, the West Nile virus is a the most common health concern to be aware of. 

Mosquito activity generally beings in Canada when temperatures range between 7 - 16 degrees Celsius. The ideal temperature for mosquitos is between 22 - 27 degrees Celsius, as they love the hot weather. 

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Insect Repellant Products

You can buy plenty of products at your at your local department store. These can range from your common bug sprays for your body and clothes to mosquito repellant, tiki torches and lanterns for your yard.  

For the evenings, when the sun goes down, and the bugs come out, we recommend using mesh nets for your patio if possible and oscillating fans to increase airflow.