Remove or treat any standing water on your property. Pay attention to fountains, roof gutters, bird baths, old tires, flower pots, tree holes, urns, rain barrels, pool covers, abandoned swimming pools, or other water holding containers. Mosquitoes lay their eggs or near the edge of in standing water, and eliminating these sources will help reduce mosquito populations.
Wear long sleeved shirts and long pants when outside, if you do not have a mosquito control program.
Use repellent containing DEET on skin and clothing.
Use bug repellent products created specifically for pets on your cat or dog, as mosquitoes can infect your pet with heartworms. Also treat your pet with heartworm medication to further reduce the risk of heartworms.