Personal Protection

General Recommendations

  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 and Picaridin provide long-lasting protection for exposed skin.
  4. Products containing Permethrin work best on clothing, camping gear, etc.

Visit the CDC website for more recommendations.