Stay Safe This Summer: Fight Off Harmful Bugs with These Helpful Tips

Warmer weather brings out the birds and the bees--and all sorts of other bugs. Summertime pests are not only a nuisance; they can also carry and transmit harmful diseases. How can you get these bugs to buzz off? Here are some tips. 

Before doing any chores outside, check for wasp nests. If you see any activity, you will need to spray the nest to kill the wasps.

If you are eating and drinking outdoors, be safe before taking a bite or a gulp. Pour sodas into clear plastic cups instead of drinking from a can. 

If you are stung by a wasp or a bee, carefully remove the stinger if you can see it. Then squeeze out any venom, wash with soap and water, and treat with an antibiotic ointment. Treat with ice if there is any swelling. 

Use a repellent with DEET to protect against mosquito bites. Do not use products containing DEET on children under the age of two months. Only use sparingly on kids. 

If you are entering an area with lots of mosquitoes, wear a long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Tuck the bottom of your pant legs into your socks.

Remove any standing water around your home. Mosquitoes can breed in a very shallow amount of water. Be sure to empty buckets, birdbaths, and other places where water can puddle.

It’s not unfair for us to say that life will never be better than when you’re living at Oxford at Estonia Apartments in San Antonio, Texas! To further improve your day-to-day routine, we bring you these lifestyle-enhancing tips that will help you revamp your lifestyle in a variety of ways.

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