Western Leader : November 18th 2010
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Some models may not be available in all stores due to supply or demand. r r from o from l nly n ony Taking the bite out of summer You know summer's on the way when you turn out the light to settle down for the night and hear a sound like fighter aircraft buzzing around the bedroom. The mosquitoes have invaded -- and they can bring with them a lot more than annoying noise. More serious skin infections often start with an insect bite. If left untreated, skin infections can cause blood poisoning (septicaemia), deeper abscesses, kidney problems or septic arthritis. Just like us, biting insects like mos- quitoes, sandflies and fleas love the warmer weather and are more likely to be biting from October to March. Female mosquitoes -- males don't bite -- have chemical sensors so they can detect carbon dioxide. We excrete this gas through our skin and breath. The smell of CO2 helps female mozzies find blood. Proteins in our blood help produce fertile eggs. Bite prevention tips include: Wear clothing that covers your entire body at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are at their worst. Get rid of objects inside and outside of the house that hold water. Pot plant saucers, jars, old tyres, half-filled pad- dling pools, fountainless bird baths -- anything deep enough to form a puddle -- are attractive breeding grounds to mosquitoes that lay eggs in standing water. Clean gutters and drains so they're not filled with stagnant water. Don't leave windows/doors open and lights on as this attracts mosquitoes -- and other insects -- inside. Screens and lace curtains prevent them venturing indoors. To deal with fleas, vacuum regularly and empty the vacuum or change the bag often.Treat pets -- seek advice from your pet shop or vet on the most effec- tive methods. If you do get fleas, wash all bedding and clothes in hot water and dry thoroughly. Flea bombs may kill fleas but not the eggs so you might have to seek profes- sional advice on carpet and upholstery cleaning. Insect repellent is a necessary line of defence. The most effective is N-Diethyl-3-Methylbenzamide or DEET. This confuses a mosquito's chemical receptors so she cannot find the source of the CO2 she can smell. DEET is a broad-spectrum repellent and is effective against many insects including mosquitoes and fleas. Usually higher concentrations of DEET provide longer-lasting protec- tion but the amount one needs varies from individual to individual. Generally a product with 10 to 35 percent DEET will work. However, it is advised to use a repellent containing no more than 10 percent DEET on chil- dren aged under two. Some essential oils are reputed to have insect repelling qualities. These include citronella, geranium, lavender, pine, rosemary, thyme, garlic, and pep- permint. Likewise, citronella candles may help to mask human scent. If you get bitten, apply anti-itch cream; your chemist can recommend one. Anti-histamines are generally fairly effective. It is important to stop insect bites becoming infected so try not to itch. Treatment tips include: If you have wound or sores, wash and dry hands Use a clean cloth and a solution of a teaspoon of salt to one cup warm water to soak the wound or sore. Throw the cloth away once you have finished (or wash and dry thoroughly). Dry with a clean cloth and throw the cloth away, too once you've finished (or wash and dry thoroughly). Apply antiseptic or an antibiotic cream prescribed by the doctor (if necessary). Cover the sore with a non-plastic plaster or gauze and tape if necessary. Wash and dry your hands. These steps should be repeated twice daily until the sore heals. You need to visit the doctor if any of the following occur: Three or more sores develop. The sore has pus in it and doesn't improve in two days. The sore is getter bigger. The sore has red streaks coming out of it or you develop a high tempera- ture.
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