Actions that have been shown to prevent mosquito bites
Use of insect repellent with DEET (N,N diethylmetatoluamide)
on your clothes and skin. The repellent is available in varying strengths up to
100%. In young children, use a preparation containing less than 24% strength,
because the chemical can be absorbed through the skin.
Use of bed nets (mosquito netting) sprayed with or soaked in an
insecticide such as permethrin or deltamethrin.
treated with an insecticide such as permethrin.
Other things you can do that may help include the
Try these tips for allergy relief when you’re on vacation or traveling on
Travel Insurance: Check pollen counts at your destination. Pack your
own hypoallergenic pillow cover and allergy medicine in a carry-on bag.
No Venting: On road trips, keep the air vent closed. You'll breathe
recirculated air, not pollen or pollution.
Smart Car: Take a vacuum to your car. Pollen and dust mites can
easily cling to clothing, bringing more allergens into your home.