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Take These Steps to Avoid Mosquito Bites

Stay indoors at dawn and dusk, and in the early evening. Wear long pants and long sleeves when you go outdoors. Apply bug spray with DEET or picaridin to all exposed skin. Get rid of standing water where mosquitoes breed. Use screens on windows and doors to keep the bugs... more
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Don’t Scratch Mosquito Bites

It’s tough advice, but leave the bite alone. When you scratch, it creates openings in your skin that allow bacteria in and cause infection. To relieve the itch and lower your chances of an infection: Wash the area with soap and water. Apply calamine lotion or anti-itch cream. ... more
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Protect yourself from EEE? | Bug Tip Tuesday

Since the virus that causes EEE is spread by mosquitoes, here are some things you can do to reduce your chances of being bitten: Schedule outdoor events to avoid the hours between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. When you are outdoors, wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt... more
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Why mosquitoes are considered a dangerous pest?

Mosquitoes are vectors of numerous diseases and are often described as one of the deadliest animals on earth. Some of the most common and well-known diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include Zika, West Nile virus, malaria, dengue and equine encephalitis (EEE). According to the World Health... more
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Tips To Avoid Mosquito Bites

Here are some tips to avoid mosquito bites: Avoid mosquito hot spots One way you can avoid mosquito bites when traveling is to check to see if your vacation destination is a hot spot for mosquito activity, and if the areas where the mosquito-borne diseases are more prevalent. Luckily organizations... more
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