Creepy video shows mosquitoes trying to reach skin through net

Horrifying video has captured mosquitoes trying to reach and bite human skin through a net. The clip, filmed by a biologist from the University of Melbourne in Australia, shows the insects repeatedly trying to pierce the net with their proboscises, or mouths. According to the CDC, 2018 is set to be the worst yet for illnesses transmitted from mosquito bites, so how can you repel those pesky bugs? Daily Mail Online spoke to two experts about what you can do to protect yourself. They recommend using repellents with ingredients approved by the EPA including DEET, oil of lemon eucalyptus, picaridin and IR3535. Gadgets such as sonic devices and ‘bug-repellent’ bracelets are ineffective. For clothing, they say to wear loose long sleeves and long pants with socks that you can tuck the pants into.