Mosquito Prevention Tips
-- Mosquitoes like anything dark, so dress in lighter colors. Avoid tight-fitting clothing, which the insects will bite right through.
-- If you're having a party outdoors, use big floor fans to keep air moving. This also dissipates the odor of humans, hindering mosquitoes from finding you.
-- Don't leave stagnant water around. Empty water-filled plant saucers, drains or old tires. (Just what are old tires doing in your yard, anyway?) Change water frequently in wading pools, pet water bowls and birdbaths.
-- Sweat and smelly feet attract mosquitoes. Encourage your kids to keep their feet clean to avoid getting bitten.
-- Keep any repellents you use away from eyes, noses and mouths.
-- Consider clothing from Insect Shield (http:/
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-- You can also check with your local jurisdiction for information on mosquito control.