Mosquito Control Strategies

Prevent mosquito-borne disease right where you live.

Where am I most likely to catch a mosquito-borne disease?

  • Anywhere outside at dusk and dawn, when the culex mosquitoes are most active. 
  • Standing pools of water that harbor mosquito breeding such as bird baths, ponds, lakes, flowerpots, wading pools and old tires.
  • Locations with windows or doors with loose fitting screens or with holes or tears in the screens.

How can I avoid catching a mosquito-borne disease?

  • Avoid being outdoors at dusk and dawn.
  • If outdoors at these times, wear protective clothing such as shoes and socks, long pants and a long-sleeved shirt.
  • Apply insect repellent that includes DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil, or picaridin according to label instructions. Consult a physician before using repellents on young children. 
  • Repair or replace screens that have tears or other openings. 
  • Eliminate all sources of standing water. 

Learn more about mosquito-borne illness prevention