Prevent Mosquito Bites

  • Limit the amount of time spent outdoors from dusk to dawn.

  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants outside when mosquitoes are active.
  • Use insect repellents that are labeled as being effective against mosquitoes. Effective ingredients are DEET, picaridin, and oil of lemon eucalyptus.
  • Cover baby carriages or outdoor play spaces with mosquito netting.
  • Fix any holes in the screens in your house and make sure they are tightly attached to the doors and windows.



Reduce Mosquitoes Near Your Home


common backyard mosquito sources


  • Remove standing water around your house.
  • Dispose of or regularly empty any water-holding containers (including trash cans) on your property.
  • Drill holes in the bottom of recycling containers that are left outdoors, so water can drain out.
  • Clean clogged roof gutters of leaves and debris that prevent drainage of rainwater.
  • Turn over plastic wading pools and wheelbarrows when not in use.
  • Do not allow water to stagnate in birdbaths. Change it every three or four days.
  • Keep swimming pools clean and properly chlorinated. Remove standing water from pool covers.
  • Use landscaping to keep standing water from collecting on your property



VT Department of Health Mosquito Protection Information            

CDC Mosquito Protection             

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901


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