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Personal Protection Measures Against Mosquitoes

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Reduce outdoor exposure to mosquitoes:

  • Avoid being outdoors during peak mosquito activity (dawn and dusk).
  • Use mosquito repellents containing: DEET, picaridin, para-menthane-diol (PMD), oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE), or IR3535 
  • Wear protective clothing such as long sleeves and long pants.
  • Consider treating clothes/personal outdoor equipment with permethrin.

Reduce indoor exposure to mosquitoes:

  • Keep doors and windows closed whenever possible.
  • Check and maintain all window and door screens

Prevent mosquitoes from growing near your home:

  • Flip, dump or drain all temporary sources of standing water.
  • Contact the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (707-285-2200) if you have a mosquito-related problem that you cannot resolve on your own.
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