Summer is undoubtedly a great time to be outside. However, it is not without its downsides. For instance, people must make it a point to protect themselves from a number of potential pitfalls. As mosquito control experts, biting insects are obviously the first things that come to our minds. But as we mentioned earlier, they’re not the only potential problems that need sidestepping. With cancer rates what they are, sun related damage is also a top concern for many Americans.
Of course this makes many people wonder just how much stuff they can spray or slather on to their bodies in the name of summer protection. Our mosquito control experts can’t answer that question but we can point to at least one study that may help out some folks’ minds at ease. The study that we’re referring to was published years ago in the journal, Drug Metabolism & Disposition. It looked at the impact of combining common insect repellents with commercially available sunscreens.
Perhaps not surprisingly, the researchers found that some sunscreens may actually help the human body absorb topical insect repellents. That’s good news in some respects but bad in others. The good part is that using both products together will protect humans from harmful mosquito bites as well as the sun’s rays. However, allowing high amounts of insect repellent to seep into our bodies isn’t always a good idea. For example, over the years there have been many studies advocating for and against the issue. This is especially the case when it comes to topical repellents applied directly to an infant’s body.
That said, oftentimes the best solution is to avoid buying over the counter, topical repellents and hire mosquito control experts instead. Mosquito control experts can treat the outdoor environment thereby eliminating the need for applying topical repellents to the skin. To learn more about how mosquito control experts may help safely keep infants, young children and other individuals bite free, please contact us.