What Citizens Can Do

Practice the Five Ds

To protect yourself from mosquitoes, practice the Five Ds:
  • Dusk and Dawn - Avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito feeding times, usually around dusk and dawn
  • Dress - Wear clothing that covers the skin
  • DEET - Use mosquito repellents that include DEET (N, N diethyl-m-toluamide)
  • Drainage - Check your home to rid it of standing water in which mosquitoes can lay their eggs
For more information, visit the Florida Department of Health website.