Use a repellent with at least 10 percent concentration of diethyltoluamide (DEET), or a higher concentration for longer lengths of exposure. Avoid using DEET on young children.
Nets treated with insecticide are more effective, otherwise the mosquito can bite through the net if the person is standing next to it. The insecticide will kill mosquitoes and other insects, and it will repel insects from entering the room.
Structural barriers, such as screens or netting, can keep mosquitos out.
Heavily scented soaps and perfumes may attract mosquitos.
Treat clothes, shoes, and camping gear with permethrin, or purchase clothes that have been pretreated.
Try to avoid being outside at dawn, dusk, and early evening.
The Aedes mosquito breeds in clean, stagnant water. Checking for and removing stagnant water can help reduce the risk.
To reduce the risk of mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water:
When camping or picnicking, choose an area that is away from still water.
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