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Can Mosquitoes Bite Through Yoga Pants?

Oh North Carolina. So beautiful. So humid. So full of mosquitoes. If you have ever spent the warmer months in NC, you know just how unbearable the mosquitoes can get in the humid heat of our beloved state. Our Clegg’s Pest Control team works around the clock during the summer treating and preventing mosquito infestations at homes throughout NC.

Can Mosquitoes Bite Through Clothing?

Oh North Carolina. So beautiful. So humid. So full of mosquitoes. If you have ever spent the warmer months in NC, you know just how unbearable the mosquitoes can get in the humid heat of our beloved state. Our Clegg’s Pest Control team works around the clock during the summer treating and preventing mosquito infestations at homes throughout NC. We get lots of mosquito questions from our customers across the state, and one of the most common is: Can mosquitoes bite through yoga pants? More broadly the question many have seems so to be, can mosquitoes bite through clothing in general?

 

Can mosquitoes bite through yoga pants? Can they bite through jeans and other clothing?  

 

Unfortunately the answer is yes, mosquitoes can bite through yoga pants. They can bite through even thicker fabric too! Have you worn yoga pants, jeans, or tight shorts and noticed red mosquito bites underneath? Unfortunately not only thin fabrics like the synthetic that yoga pants are made from are vulnerable to the long proboscis of mosquitoes. Thicker fabrics like cloth or cotton t shirts and even jeans are also not mosquito-proof. They can even be more vulnerable than thinner fabrics that you would find in something like a windbreaker!

 

Mosquitoes biting through jeans

 

Why is this? Well it is because the way that mosquitoes bite you is by sticking their long proboscis into your skin. This needle-like stabbing mechanism attached to their face is long enough to penetrate through thick fabrics if that fabric is close to your skin. That is why jeans and thick fabrics can be worse than thin, loose fabrics like jackets. Even though jeans and wool socks are thick, they are often tight to your skin. This gives the mosquito room to stab into your skin through the fabric. Thinner synthetic fabrics like those found in light jackets are not very thick, but they are loose and away from your skin. This makes it more difficult for mosquitoes to stab all the way through to your skin, even though the fabric is thin. In the case of yoga pants, the fabric is typically thinner AND tight to the skin. That means easy prey for mosquitoes!

 

How to prevent mosquito bites

Mosquito resistant clothing

 

If you are looking to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, there are a few best practices to avoid being feasted upon.

  1. If you are spending time outside, loose fitting synthetic materials provide the most mosquito resistance, so wear those! Avoid tight fitting clothing
  2. Spray mosquito spray on your clothes directly. If you spray your clothes directly before hiking, this will help prevent mosquitoes from trying to eat you through your clothing.
  3. Wear bug proof clothing! Many outdoor retailers like REI and Outdoor Provision Company sell clothing that is designed to prevent mosquito bites. If you hate being bitten by mosquitoes, it could definitely be worth the investment!

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Asheville
276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
Charlotte
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
Clinton
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
Durham
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
Fayetteville
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Greenville
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
Kernersville
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Morehead City
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
New Bern
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
Raleigh
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
Smithfield
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
Southport
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
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3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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One coupon per customer. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household. Applies to new initial termite services only. Does not include termite reports for closings or termite pretreatment services. No cash value. Must be 18 or older to redeem

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Residential and New Customers Only. Call your local branch for details! Excludes Bedding Encasements. Some restrictions may apply and cannot be combined with any other offers. Limit one per household.

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Are you a current or former member of our nation’s military? We would like to show our thanks and appreciation for your service in the form of a special discount on Clegg’s Pest Control services.

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276-B Haywood Rd.
Asheville, NC 28806
1520 Industrial Center Cir.
Charlotte, NC 28213
205 Wall St.
Clinton, NC 28328
2401 Reichard St.
Durham, NC 27705
500 S. Eastern Blvd.
Fayetteville, NC 28301
864 Rivit St.
Greenville, NC 27834
740 Indeneer Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
2700 Bridges St.
Morehead City, NC 28557
218 Kale Rd.
New Bern, NC 28562
3751 Bastion Ln.
Raleigh, NC 27604
1520 S. Brightleaf Blvd.
Smithfield, NC 27577
4075 Old Bridge Rd. SE
Southport, NC 28461
3417 Enterprise Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28405

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