Clothing: reduce the amount of skin exposed by wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and socks, tucking pant legs into shoes or socks, and wearing a hat.
Mosquito repellents: use a repellent with at least 10 percent concentration of diethyltoluamide (deet), or a higher concentration for longer lengths of exposure. Avoid using deet on young children.
Mosquito traps and nets: nets treated with insecticide are more effective, otherwise the mosquito can bite through the net if the person is standing next to it. The insecticide will kill mosquitoes and other insects, and it will repel insects from entering the room.
Door and window screens: structural barriers, such as screens or netting, can keep mosquitos out.
Avoid scents: heavily scented soaps and perfumes may attract mosquitos.
Camping gear: treat clothes, shoes, and camping gear with permethrin, or purchase clothes that have been pretreated.
Timing: try to avoid being outside at dawn, dusk, and early evening.
Stagnant water: the aedes mosquito breeds in clean, stagnant water. Checking for and removing stagnant water can help reduce the risk.
To reduce the risk of mosquitoes breeding in stagnant water: