THE 5 DíS
Remember the 5 Dís of West Nile prevention.
When possible, avoid spending
time outside at dawn and dusk.
Wear shoes, socks, long pants, and a long-sleeved
shirt when outdoors for long periods of time or when
mosquitoes are most active. Clothing should be light
colored and made of tightly woven materials to keep
mosquitoes away from the skin.
Reduce the amount of standing water in or near your
property by draining and/or removing it.
For additional protection from mosquitoes, use
an insect repellent containing DEET (N,N-
diethyl-m-toluamide). Spray clothing with
repellents containing permethrin or DEET
because mosquitoes may bite through thin