NAPLES, Fla. Don’t let the post-Irma mosquitoes bug you.
The Collier Mosquito Control officials provided the following suggestions to help prevent bug bites:
- Avoid being outside at dawn and dusk
- Wear long, loose clothing that covers your skin
- Use repellents such as DEET, picaridin and oil of lemon eucalyptus to keep mosquitoes away
- Check your property for containers with standing water
To help relieve the itching, officials suggest using hydrocortisone 1% crème, calamine lotion, ice, honey, or apple cider vinegar as remedies.
Fill out a service request online to help prepare the operations department for future spraying efforts.