How can I protect my children from mosquito bites?

Children (and adults) should wear clothing with long pants and long sleeves while outdoors, as well as shoes and socks to cover the feet. DEET or other repellents such as permethrin (not registered for use on skin) can also be applied to clothing, as mosquitoes may bite through thin fabric. Mosquito netting can be used over infant carriers. Also, try to reduce the number of mosquitoes in the area by getting rid of containers with standing water that provide breeding places for mosquitoes.