Mosquitoes - how can I protect myself and my family from mosquito bites?

There are some simple things you can do to avoid mosquito bites:

  • Wear light coloured, loose fitting clothes that cover your arms and legs.  Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours
  • Use effective mosquito repellents, those containing DEET and picaridin are most effective.  Always follow label instructions when applying repellents 
  • Limit outdoor activity if mosquito levels are high, especially at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active
  • Use ‘knockdown’ sprays in outdoor areas
  • Ensure windows and doors are fitted with flywire screens

Visit the Better Health Channel for more information.

Page last updated: Monday, 9 October 2023