Preventing Mosquito bites
Take precautions to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites. Use insect repellent, limit time outdoors when and where mosquitoes are biting, especially at dawn and dusk; wear long sleeves and long pants and consider treating clothing with permithrin; empty containers holding water on your property. Mosquitoes breed in standing water.
Read the Mosquito Habitat Checklist to help you remove containers of standing water around your house and property. Learn about available repellents and how they work.
Watch a video about how mosquitoes bite and the science behind the bug and its bite.