WEBE Wellness: Protecting Yourself Against Mosquitos

A hand from a mosquito bite. Mosquito drinks blood on the arm.

WEBE Wellness: Protecting Yourself Against Mosquitos

With the summer heat and humidity upon us, it’s a reminder that we’re in the middle of mosquito season. And that best way to avoid getting sick is to prevent mosquito bites.

The CDC has some tips on how to do just that:

First, if you’ve got stagnant water anywhere near your home, make sure you dump it out, as it can be a breeding ground for mosquitos, and can potentially make pets sick if they drink it.

Use insect repellent every time you go out – in addition to sunscreen, it should be a part of your daily routine.

If you’re going to be spending time in a wooded area, try to wear either long sleeve shirts or long pants, or both.

If you do keep your doors and windows open, make sure they have screens – it’ll prevent insects from getting in.

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