Many bites and stings are uncomfortable, annoying and sometimes painful. In fewer cases they can be dangerous.
Make no mistake—mosquitoes are a public health threat. Their bites can be an itchy nuisance, but they can also spread diseases like the Zika virus, West Nile virus, malaria and more.
It's important to take the neccesary steps to avoid mosquitoes for your own comfort and health.
Applying mosquito repellant is the most effective way to avoid mosquito bites while outside, and can also help you avoid ticks and other nuisance insects.
Make sure to properly apply an EPA-registered insect repellant when traveling outdoors to places where mosquitoes congregate.
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