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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.
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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