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  • Cover all exposed skin and/or clothing with an insect repellent containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535 or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Carefully read instructions for use of these products in children under age 3.
  • Wear long sleeves, pants and hat when outside and especially when hiking in wooded areas or enjoying time near water.
  • Empty all standing water that collects outside your home – from birdbaths, buckets/pots, sprinkling cans, trash containers, flower pots, toys and kiddie pools. Standing water is a breeding ground for mosquitos.
  • Use screens on doors and windows. Make sure screens are intact; repair any holes.
  • Avoid outside time at dawn and dusk if possible (or follow tips above). These are the times when mosquitos are most active.


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