A few ways to help protect yourself from the bloodsuckers:
- Eliminate breeding sites by draining or filling areas of standing water, and empty or throw away containers that collect standing water. Think of buckets, tarps, bird baths and even stands that weight down umbrellas or basketball goals.
- Keep mosquitoes out of your house by using and repairing window and door screens.
- Avoid being outside during morning and evening hours, when most mosquitoes are active. Some species are also active during the day, especially in wooded or other shaded areas.
- Wear long pants and long sleeves when the weather permits. And wear insect repellent on our skin and clothes.