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  • To protect yourself from mosquito bites at home it is best to prevent mosquitoes from getting into your house.
  • Maintain fly screens on windows, doors, vents and chimneys.
  • Use insect surface sprays both inside and outside the house to kill mosquitoes.
  • Use an effective mosquito repellent, containing either picaridin or diethyltoulamide (DEET) on all exposed skin.
  • Remove stagnant water around the house so mosquitoes cannot breed.
  • Change the water in pet drinking bowls, bird baths and vases at least once a week.
  • Check and maintain rainwater tanks and water storage vessels to ensure screens are intact and limit mosquito entry.

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Reviewed on: 08-02-2023