Mosquito Prevention & Protective Measures

Always remember the 3 D’s of protection from mosquitoes:

Drain
Many mosquito problems in your neighborhood are likely to come from water-filled containers that you can help to eliminate. All mosquitoes require water in which to breed. Be sure to drain any standing water around your house. Even a very small amount of water can support the breeding of mosquitoes.

Dress
Wear light colored, loose fitting clothing. Some of the mosquito species are attracted to dark clothing and some can bite through tight-fitting clothes. When practical, wear long sleeves and pants.

Defend
Choose a mosquito repellent that has been registered by the Environmental Protection Agency. Registered products have been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk for human safety when used according to label directions. Three repellents that are approved and recommended are:
  • DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide)
  • Oil of lemon eucalyptus
  • Picaridin (KBR 3023)
For More Information on Mosquitoes, see the CDC website.