Wear long pajamas
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Less uncovered skin means less space mosquitoes can feed on. Wear long pants, long sleeves, and socks, and make sure they’re tight around the ankles, wrists and collar so mosquitoes can’t sneak underneath. Opt for a baggier fit so the bugs hit air instead of flesh if they make it through your clothes. Here’s why you’re a mosquito target.
Run a fan
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Keep a fan by your bed to keep cool, block out sound with some white noise—and keep mosquitoes at bay. Getting a breeze going can protect against mosquitoes in a couple of ways: Mosquitoes are weak fliers, moving about 1 to 1.5 miles per hour, so a strong wind can make it hard for them to get to you. Plus, mosquitoes find their targets through scent and the carbon dioxide you exhale, so the draft will make it harder to find you. Here are other things mosquitoes absolutely hate.