Protect yourself from mosquito bites. Apply a mosquito repellent to exposed skin when outdoors. The most effective repellents contain DEET (N, N-diethyl-metatoulamide). Follow all label directions carefully.
Non-DEET products provide some protection from mosquito bites but may not last as long as DEET products. Persons who are concerned about using products containing DEET may wish to consult their health care provider for advice.
Protect infants less than 10 months of age by placing mosquito netting over infant carriers when outdoors. Children over 10 months of age may use products that contain 10% DEET or less.