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Most species of mosquitoes have heightened levels of activity around dusk and dawn. So, if possible, try avoiding areas with mosquitoes during these times.

Avoidance is not always possible; so take some steps to minimize your exposure to mosquitoes.

  • Make sure all your door and window screens are in good shape. Use screened windows and doors as opposed to wide open ones that allow insects (including mosquitoes) to enter.
  • Loose fitting long-sleeved shirts and pants offer greater protection from mosquitoes. The loose clothing provides 'depth' so that mosquitoes cannot reach the skin to bite.
  • When necessary, use an approved mosquito repellent. Always follow label instructions and take special care when applying to children.