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Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

Tips to avoid bites:

  • Avoid prolonged outdoor exposure during dawn and dusk. These are the times when mosquitoes are the most active.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants when outdoors to protect against mosquitoes bites
  • Protect yourself against mosquitoes by using an effective insect repellent, such as DEET, picaridin, Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus, or IR3535. Follow labeled instructions
  • Keep doors, windows, and screens in good working condition to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home

Learn more about mosquito repellents on the CDPH website



Zika is not found in San Mateo County, but this video shares information about mosquito repellents that is useful here as well.



Page last reviewed: March 26, 2024

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