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
Page last reviewed: July 7, 2021