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    Simple reminders to get those pesky mosquitoes to go away

    It’s the beginning of summer in South Carolina, and you know what that means:  It’s mosquito season.

    There are several ways to avoid mosquito bites like wearing loose clothing
    There are several ways to avoid mosquito bites like wearing loose clothing

    Let’s face it.  Those bugs are a nuisance to anyone trying to enjoy the outdoors and their backyard.  The Western Upstate often has beautiful weather, but the heat and humidity can often invite those unwelcomed guests.

    But, there are several things you can do to make those pests stay away.

    1. The simplest way to help yourself is to spray on insect repellant.  It’s easy to buy in your local supermarket or pharmacy.  The variations with DEET work best to repel those bugs.
    2. Wear loose and long-sleeved clothing.  Sure, it’s hot.  But, mosquitoes will have less access to your skin and will not be able to bite you.  As a result, you won’t be as itchy.

    There are two things that some people think help, but, take heed.  These items may not help as much.

    1. Bug zappers don’t help as much as you think.  Think about it.  Mosquitoes will only get “zapped” if they come close to the device.  So, if they stay far away from it, they’ll stay safe, but your skin will be a prime target for them.
    2. Citronella candles give the same issue.  They are only as good as their proximity to the bugs.  If the candle is in front of you, but the mosquito is behind you, it’s bad news because they will never feel the effects of the candle, rendering it useless.

    The Powell Group encourages you to do your own research on mosquito prevention this summer.  Doing so will help you enjoy more time with friends and family in your backyard without the need to scratch those itchy arms and legs.  There are plenty of places in town to purchase these items.  While there, you may view all of our beautiful homes in the area.  Our team members are here to answer all of your housing questions and concerns.

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