stop enjoying outdoor activities, just learn some
simple yet effective prevention measures to reduce your risks, even if you're
only in your own backyard.
hiking, camping, hunting and fishing need to take special precautions,
especially when around mosquito breeding areas. Be prepared with insect
repellent, protective clothing, mosquito netting and the shelter of your car
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Mosquito Prevention Tips:
Mosquitoes lay eggs in still water, which hatch in 7 to 10 days. If
standing water is eliminated weekly, many mosquitoes will be kept from
breeding in the first place...and with fewer mosquitoes,
you can have more fun in your yard and throughout Indiana!
Here are some things you can do:
Remove standing water in ponds, ditches, clogged rain gutters, flower
pots, plant saucers, puddles, buckets, garden equipment and cans.
Check for items that might hold water including barbecues, toys, pool
covers, tarps, plastic sheeting, boats, canoes and trash.
Avoid mosquitoes by staying indoors at dawn and dusk when the bugs are
Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants while outdoors.
Apply insect repellent that contains DEET. Use only 10% DEET on
children, and make sure everyone washes their hands well so that they do not
get any creme in their eyes or mouth. Follow
Click here to learn more about DEET.