Personal Protection Against Mosquitoes

Use Insect Repellent
  • Use repellent on exposed skin and/or clothing when outdoors at night from dusk to dawn
  • Use an EPA-registered repellent that contains DEET, Picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535
  • Do not use repellents on skin under clothing
  • Read and follow instructions on product label

Apply insect repellent

Wear Protective Clothing

  • Wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors at night from dusk to dawn
  • Wear loose fitting clothing
  • Mosquitoes can bite through tight and/or thin clothing
Long sleeve shirt and pants

Install Screens on All Windows and Doors

  • Tight fitting screens will keep mosquitoes out of your home
  • Repair or replace screens with holes or tears

Know the Enemy
  • Research or contact your local mosquito abatement district to find out the type of mosquitoes that are common in your area
  • Know when those mosquitoes are most active and try to avoid going outdoors during those times
  • Recognize the symptoms of West Nile virus and consult your physician immediately if you begin to develop those symptoms
Mosquito identifying