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Mosquito Control
Personal Protection

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  1. If possible, wear loose-fitting, light-colored, clothing, as mosquitoes are more attracted to dark colors.
  2. Wear long sleeves and pants whenever mosquitoes are a threat.
  3. Use insect repellent when going outdoors.

CDC Recommendations:

  1. Use repellents whenever exposure to mosquitoes is possible
  2. Use repellents that are EPA registered to ensure product safety and effectiveness
  3. Products containing DEET & Picaridin provide long-lasting protection for exposed skin.
  4. Products containing Permethrin work best on clothing, camping gear, etc.
  5. Visit the CDC website for more recommendations.


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