The best way to avoid mosquito-borne diseases is to prevent mosquito bites in the first place. It is important to know what types of mosquitoes live in your area, what diseases they carry, and their peak biting (feeding) hours. Travelers should also learn about mosquitoes most common in their travel destinations. Teach your kids the importance of avoiding mosquito bites, and always visit a doctor if you believe that you or your child has a mosquito-borne disease.
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At-Home Mosquito Prevention
Mosquitoes like warm, outdoor areas with stagnant water. The best way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding near your home is to remove excess water and use screens on doors and windows.
Mosquito Bite Prevention
Using an EPA-approved insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and staying indoors during peak mosquito hours can help you prevent getting mosquito bites!
Mosquito Prevention for Travelers
Before you travel, learn if your destination is mosquito-prone, what types of mosquitoes are common, and what diseases they carry. Talk to your doctor for preventative measures, and be sure to follow the Mosquito Bite Prevention Tips listed above!