Remember the "4 Ds" for Defense:
- DUSK/DAWN are the times of day you should stay indoors. This is when mosquitoes are most active.
- DRESS in long-sleeves and pants, and light colored clothing. Mosquitoes are more attracted to dark colors.
- DRAIN standing water in your backyard and neighborhood; old tires, flowerpots and clogged guttters. These are mosquito breeding sites.
- DEET is the ingredient to look for in you insect repellent. Follow label instructions and always apply repellent to those 6 months and older when outdoors. Reapply after swimming or sweating.