Here are several ways in which you can avoid being bitten by mosquitos that could carry the West Nile Virus.
- When mosquitos are biting, stay indoors during dawn and dusk or in the evening since they are most active during those times.
- Avoid the places where mosquitoes are tend to congregate, such as near marshes or areas with heavy vegetation.
- Wear long sleeves, long pants, shoes and socks.Wear insect repellent. In general, the higher concentration of active ingredient a repellent contains, the longer time it protects against mosquito bites. All of the EPA-registered active ingredients have demonstrated effectiveness in repelling mosquitoes but repellents containing DEET or picaridin are believed to provide longer-lasting protection than the other products on the market. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends that repellents with DEET should not be used on infants less than 2 months old.