Mosquito Precautions 0–6
10% or less
– 2 years
Reduce mosquito populations by: Limit use to once a day;
Draining any standing water in old tires, avoid hands and face
wading pools and eavestroughs. 2 – 12 10% or less
Aerating ornamental ponds and stock years No more than 3 times per
fish that eat mosquito larvae. day, avoiding parts of the
Covering rain barrels with screens. Mesh hands which may have
size should be less than 1.5 mm. contact with eyes or
Keeping grass cut short. mouth
Keeping swimming pools cleaned and 12 year
chlorinated. Ensure water does not Up to 30%
collect and stagnate on the pool
covers. DEET Percentage Effectiveness
5% 2 hours
Personal protective measures 10% 3 hours
Dress in light colored, loose fitting 15% 5 hours
clothes with long sleeves and pants.
30% 6 hours
Put mosquito netting over baby
carriages, strollers and playpens.
Stay away from wooded, bushy or tall
Make sure that window and door
screens fit tightly and are free from
Apply insect repellent to all exposed
skin, especially neck, wrists and ankles,
Apply to clothing rather than directly on
skin when possible.
Apply sparingly to forehead. Sweat
mixed with repellent may run into eyes
Use lotions or sticks on skin rather than
sprays to avoid children breathing in the
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not apply to open cuts or sores.
Wash off once indoors or if redness or
Read product instructions.