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Useful Tips To Keep The Beach Pests Away from You

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Useful Tips To Keep The Beach Pests Away from You

Visiting a beach in Palm Beach Gardens is one of the most fantastic destinations for people around the world. Apart from having fun and quality time with your family and friends in a stress-free environment, being on the beach can be troublesome for those who come unprepared. This is because the beach is also home to a variety of pests that might ruin your day if you don’t take precautions to keep them away. Generally, pests are found in unclean or cluttered areas but some are more dependent on humidity-prone areas like beaches for breeding. And to get rid of them effectively, there are many residential pest control services in Palm Beach Gardens that you can depend on for getting rid of pests effectively. However, if you are going to the beach, then you should prepare to keep the pests away so that they don’t spoil your fun time. 

Some types of beach pests that you can encounter are sandflies and mosquitoes, which are often seen in groups in beach areas with seaweed, and tall and woody grass. Their bites can cause pain and itchiness. Mosquitoes can spread diseases including Zika virus, dengue, and malaria whereas sand flies can cause red bumps and blisters and transmit fatal diseases to humans and animals such as leishmaniasis. Spiders like beach wolf spiders, dock spiders, and sea spiders can also be found in aquatic environments. You can also find beach pests like isopods, although they do bite, however, they do not pose any fatal threat. 

Here are some precautions that you can take while visiting the beach:

Use bug spray: 

Always carry waterproof bug spray and mosquito repellant in your bag because you’ll need them as much as you need your sunscreen at the beach. According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, insect repellents should include DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, or 2-undecanoate. 

However, it is not recommended to use bug spray on babies under 6 months old. 

You should also first check how to apply- a section written on that particular bug spray bottle, but it is advised to use it after applying sunscreen. 

Change clothes:

You should always change your clothes after spending time at the beach. Therefore, pack a pair of clothes that you’ll need to wear before going back home. You can also use the outdoor or indoor shower whatever is provided, if necessary. You can wear light color clothes to avoid biting flies like horse flies.

Wash your clothes or pets outside:

The foremost thing that you'll need to do after reaching your home is to wash your clothes and bathe your pets before making them enter your house. Be careful as your pet's fur can be a good hiding spot for beach pests and it’ll not only affect you but also can be bad for your pets. After the bath, you can also use pet bug spray on them, if necessary.

Contact your residential pest service:

If you are living at Vero Beach or have a rental house near it, and there you are suffering from the beach or household pests, then don’t worry, you can always contact the residential pest control service in Jupiter and they’ll get rid of the pest issue at once.

Choose a good place:

To avoid bug bites, you should stay away from areas with tall grass and moist sand areas. You should also avoid visiting the beach during dawn or nighttime as cool and wet conditions can heighten the beach flies activity. You can, if possible, light a bonfire as its heat will keep the beach bugs away from you and your relaxing time.

Carry disinfectants:

You should also carry effective disinfectants as well as medicines or herbal cures that can act as immediate treatment if you get bitten by beach pests like flies or sand again. These medicines or creams can reduce the pain and other common symptoms like itching, redness, and swelling of the affected area.

Carry a portable fan:

You can carry a portable fan to avoid flies and mosquitoes while sitting at the beach. The fan will make it difficult for them to fly around you and this way you can enjoy your time at the beach without worry. However, be careful before choosing its place because your fan could blow the sand straight at your face and could spoil your clothes and food.

Avoid sweet smells:

Avoid using perfumes, eating sweets or food with a sweet smell, and drinking sugary drinks as their sweet smell can attract the beach bugs right next to you. Instead, you can eat spicy or salty flavored snacks like chips or you can go visit a good dining place nearby.

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