No matter where in the world you may be, you are bound to have pests that irritate you to no end. So here are a few ways to help you defend against these pests:
Wear full-length and long sleeved clothing
This will keep your skin covered and hence protected, but If you have a more serious issue like blooding sucking bugs that favour living in your bed then get bed bug treatment done and eliminate the pests as soon as possible because you cannot possibly use enough clothing to protect yourself from vampire like insects that reside in your bed. Also wear light coloured clothing that is not patterned as this seems to keep the pests away, while darker or patterned clothing attracts them.
Seal all gaps in your home
Make sure that there is no way in for the critters and if you do have gaps (but they have been meant for ventilation and cannot be sealed) then at least make sure to use a fine mesh to cover it up. Make sure to frequently check places like the chimney, eaves, the back porch as these are places favoured by insects for building nests.
Cover your food
Especially if you live in a warmer climate because flies are another pest that you do not want to have to deal with. And if you are outdoors just enjoying a barbeque with the family make sure to safeguard against the insets by covering your food with lids or tinfoil or anything that will prevent your food from being feasted on by pests.
Do not use strong fragrances
The sweet aromatic scents in lotions, perfumes, shampoos, soaps and even air-fresheners actually attract a lot of unwanted pests. So if you are going outdoors for a picnic or a walk in the park then do not wear a lot of perfume unless you want to be running from bees and yellow-jackets who are convinced that you are a flower due to your scent.
Call a professional
If you have a termite, bee or wasp infestation, it is best to call for professional help as the pest situation may get out of hand if you were to get rid of them yourself. Do not attempt to get rid of a beehive or other such nests by yourself as the results could be deadly if you are not adequately attired or protected. Not to mention one person is no match for what could be close to a thousand stinging bees, so stay safe and call for help.
Pests can do a lot of serious harm so it is best to be on alert so that neither you, your family nor your property is harmed in anyway.