Mosquitoes are indeed back in France, and their bites are still just as unpleasant. This year, the tiger mosquito is proliferating in a particularly impressive way on the territory, and around sixty departments are already on alert.

Some can indeed be vectors of serious diseases, such as malaria and chikungunya. But even “healthy” tiger mosquitoes are annoying, as they are just as present during the day as they are at sunset.

It is therefore difficult to really get rid of this fly, even when armed.

To prevent mosquitoes from invading you too much, there are a few simple things to do on a daily basis:

On the other hand, there are many gestures, products and tricks that claim to be formidable against these little critters, but which are actually ineffective. Discover in our slideshow the 13 false good ideas to get rid of mosquitoes this summer.

Mosquitoes are so-called “hematophagous” species, that is, they feed on blood. This food is actually necessary for the laying of eggs by adult females. Blood, animal or human, contains proteins that allow their maturation. The mosquito, attracted by the CO2 fumes from the human body, generally repeats this blood meal every 48 hours, but the duration can vary depending on the outside temperature.

Anyway, bites occur most of the time at night, and more particularly at dawn or dusk.