There are some simple things you can do to avoid mosquito bites when mosquito numbers are high.
- 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, follow label instructions when applying them
- 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
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