The best way to protect yourself and others from mosquito bites is by using personal protective measures. You can help control the spread of West Nile virus by repelling mosquitoes and eliminating their breeding areas.
The Eight Ds to Preventing Mosquito Bites
Eliminate Breeding Areas
Mosquitoes need standing water to breed. Look for and eliminate the places around your home where water collects. Anything that can hold water for more than a few days should be emptied weekly, covered or turned upside down. Encourage your neighbors to do the same.
Read more information on how to Fight the Bite at the CDC's website.