Most mosquitoes bite at dusk or at night, but some kinds will bite during the day. Almost all mosquitoes will try to bite you if you enter an area where they are nesting. To protect yourself from mosquito bites, follow these tips:
When possible, avoid places and times when mosquitoes bite (especially during dusk and dawn).
Wear shoes, socks, and light-colored, long-sleeved shirts and long pants when mosquitoes are most active.
Make sure door and window screens fit tightly, and repair any holes.
Use mosquito netting when sleeping outdoors and around small babies for protection at all times.
Use mosquito repellents with about 30% DEET (about 10% DEET for children age 2-12). Adults should supervise repellent use on children. Do not use any repellents on children under 2 years of age without consulting your doctor. Apply them to clothes whenever possible and apply sparingly to skin if the label permits. Wash repellent off daily. Do not apply over cuts or irritated skin or near the eyes, lips or nose.
Remove or report standing water from around your house, such as in buckets and wading pools since some mosquitoes lay their eggs in standing water.