Everyone is concerned about the Zika virus. Please see the attached flyer from the CDC on mosquito bite prevention.
How do I protect myself from mosquito bites?
1.Wear insect repellent: Yes! It is safe. When used as directed, insect repellent is the BEST way to protect yourself from mosquito bites—even children and pregnant women should protect themselves. Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer lasting protection. ◦DEET: Products containing DEET include Cutter, OFF!, Skintastic.
◦Picaridin (also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin): Products containing picaridin include Cutter Advanced, Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus, and Autan outside the United States).
◦Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or PMD: Repel contains OLE.
◦IR3535: Products containing IR3535 include Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition and SkinSmart.
2.Cover up: When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and pants.
3.Keep mosquitoes outside: Use air conditioning or make sure that you repair and use window/door screens.
4. Be vigilant about getting rid of standing water; that’s where mosquitoes breed.
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