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How to Avoid and Prevent Bug Bites While Traveling

How to Avoid and Prevent Bug Bites While Traveling

If you’re anything like me, while traveling, you become a mosquito’s full course meal, itchy and covered in bites. Before I start traveling, I always check if the destination is a hot-spot for mosquito activity. If so… it’s best not to worry but to be aware and cautious of the diseases mosquitos can cause such as malaria, dengue fever, and zika virus. Keep reading to see what ACTUALLY WORKS to avoid bites.

The following all natural supplements will prevent bites.


Garlic has many benefits and medicinal uses. It has been used as a method of detox, to treat infections, lower inflammation, fight cancer, and the list goes on. The most important on the list, for this post at least, is that it wards off the mosquitos. 

When you’re ready to purchase, I recommend choosing an odorless garlic supplement. Let’s be honest, garlic isn’t exactly the most pleasant smell… 

Get the odorless garlic I take daily here:


Along with garlic, B12 also has a long list of benefits. It has become a new health trend to get B12 shots weekly due to aiding weight loss and increase in energy levels. It’s also beneficial for digestive and brain health. The least and best known use is it will turn away mosquitos. 

Get the B12 I take daily here:

The trick is to take these supplements together. I’ve done quite a bit of research and sadly haven’t found much information online talking about these two supplements taken together. I found out about these supplements a few years ago from my Dad (thanks Dad!) and now I won’t go on trips without a bottle of each handy in my backpack. 

I stopped taking the supplements for a few days due to laziness and just forgetting. It ended up helping me test the theory and within 48 hours of not taking the supplements my legs and arms were covered in bites. Trust me when I say, “it works.” 


I take two garlic supplements and two chewable B12s in the morning with food and again two of each in the evening with food. That’s what works for me. I recommend starting at least two weeks prior to your trip so they are in your system already. 

Thanks for reading. I hope you stay bite free and enjoy all the health benefits 🙂

Happy Travels! 


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