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Beat the bite!

14 October 2016
Beat the bite!

We love getting outdoors while the weather is warm. The problem is – so do the mosquitoes. They're not just annoying; some mozzies can transmit serious diseases.

There are simple things you can do to Beat the bite!

Protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne disease:

  • wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing when outdoors.
  • use mosquito repellents containing DEET or picaridin on exposed skin.
  • try to limit outdoor activity if lots of mosquitoes are about (usually dusk and dawn).
  • make sure there is no stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed around your home.
  • on holidays make sure your accommodation is properly fitted with mosquito netting or screens.
  • don't forget the kids – it's safer to spray or rub insect repellents on their clothes rather than directly onto their skin.

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