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Personal Protection

How can I protect myself and family from mosquito bites?

To protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites:

  • Find an EPA-approved mosquito repellent that is right for you. To help find one that is effective and safe when used by the directions, visit https://www.epa. gov/insect-repellents/find-repellent-right-you
  • Keep the screens on your windows and doors in good repair. 
  • Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active, but if you must, wear long-sleeved, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing because mosquitoes can bite through tight fitting clothing. 

Read more about personal protection on the CDC website.