Here are some tips to protect yourself and your family from those pesky mosquito bites.
Block Out Mosquitoes
Use screens on doors and windows to keep out mosquitos. Consider a mosquito net, which can help keep the pests away outdoors.
Clean Up Your Yard
If you find any standing water in your yard, dump it out to avoid attracting mosquitoes. Trim your grass regularly and remove leaves and other debris.
Limit Your Exposure
Stay indoors around dawn and dusk to avoid being bitten. If you have to go outside at those times, use bug spray or citronella candles.
Wear long sleeves, long pants, socks and shoes. Choose thick fabrics and loose-fitting clothing to reduce your chance of being bitten.
Use a Safe and Effective Repellent
Use a mosquito repellent that contains DEET, PMD, picaridin or IR3535. DEET is effective and safe for everyone, even children. PMD is safe for children over 3 years old. Picaridin is safe to use on babies 2 months or older.