World Malaria Day: Tips to prevent mosquito bites

Every year, World Malaria Day is observed on April 25 to spread awareness on ways to fight against this disease caused due to the parasite transmitted through mosquito bites.

Here are some essential tips to follow to prevent mosquito bites.

Apply natural essential oils

Essential oils such as citronella, lavender, lemongrass, and rosemary oil have a strong fragrance that repels mosquitoes. You can apply this oil to your skin or even put a few drops in the diffuser indoors.

Install mesh windows

Installing mesh windows can help keep mosquitoes away and prevent against various diseases.

Remove stagnant water

Stagnant water in your home is a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Empty water-filled containers to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.

Cover yourself

Make sure to cover yourself properly to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Wear full-sleeved clothes and full pants, especially in the evenings when going out.