Dress in long sleeves and pants when you're outside. We know it's hot in Texas in the summer and wearing long sleeves and pants sounds terrible, but mosquitoes can only bite skin they can reach. Try longer shorts and tennis shoes, instead.

For extra protection, you may want to spray thin clothing with repellent. Do not spray repellent containing DEET on the skin under your clothing.

Remember the 4 D's of West Nile Virus Prevention

  1. Dusk to Dawn
  2. Dress
  3. Drain
  4. DEET