Mosquito Information

Prevention

Mosquito-Proof Your Home

  • Drain standing water outside your home to stop mosquitoes from multiplying. 
  • Keep doors closed and cover windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out.
  • Sleep under a mosquito bed net if you are not able to protect yourself from bites.

Protect Yourself Outside

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants during peak mosquito times (day and night). 
  • Treat your clothing with permethrin.
  • Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered mosquito repellent. These repellents are safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

Protect Children

  • Dress children in clothing that covers their arms and legs, and cover cribs, strollers, etc., with mosquito netting. 
  • Do not use insect repellent on children younger than 2 months old.
  • Avoid putting insect repellent on children's hands, around their eyes, and on cut or irritated skin. 

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