Mosquito Control Strategies
Prevent mosquito-borne disease right where you live.
Where am I most likely to catch a mosquito-borne disease?
- Anywhere outside at dusk and dawn, when the culex mosquitoes are most active.
- Standing pools of water that harbor mosquito breeding such as bird baths, ponds, lakes, flowerpots, wading pools and old tires.
- Locations with windows or doors with loose fitting screens or with holes or tears in the screens.
How can I avoid catching a mosquito-borne disease?
- Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn.
- If outdoors at these times, wear protective clothing such as shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
- Apply insect repellent that includes DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil, or picaridin according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on young children.
- Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings.
- Eliminate all sources of standing water.
Learn more about mosquito-borne illness prevention