Fight the Bite
Cover up. Repel. Clean up.
Prevent mosquito bites
Many mosquitoes bite around dusk and dawn, but some can bite day and night. The only way to prevent mosquito-borne disease is to avoid being bitten. Know how to prevent mosquito bites – cover up, repel, clean up.
Wear long, loose-fitting, light coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can. Mosquitoes can bite through tight clothes like jeans. Make sure children are also appropriately covered up.
Use insect repellent containing DEET (diethyltoluamide) or picaridin and always follow instructions on the label.
Stop mosquitoes breeding in water pooling around your home or holiday accommodation by emptying water from containers.
Acknowledgements - Environmental Health, Fight the Bite is an initiative of the Government of South Australia.