How can I protect myself from mosquitoes?
- Reduce outdoor activities during peak mosquito feeding periods.
- Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts.
- If you must be outside during peak mosquito activity apply insect repellents.
Myself/child/pet has bad reactions to mosquito bites. What can I do?
Some things you can do to protect yourself, family and pets from mosquitoes include:
- Talk with your physician about possible treatments.
- Avoid areas known to be infested with mosquitoes.
- Wear long sleeved clothing and long pants.
- Use approved repellents on legs and exposed skin. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully.
- Wash bite with soap and water.
- Apply cold cloth for swelling.
- Watch for secondary infection.
I think there are mosquitoes breeding in my yard, neighborhood. What can I do?
- Keep your yard free of debris and standing water.
- Examine trees on property for holes, cavities or crotches, which can hold water.
- Empty, turn upside down or throw away containers that collect water, such as cans, buckets and old tires.
- Mosquitoes are present year round. Contact your local Mosquito and Vector Control District for assistance.