In addition to using Coleman® Repellent products, there are other measures you can take to avoid being part of an insects
breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's not just the bite and irritation that comes with it that put you at risk. Mosquitoes can carry
serious diseases such as West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Yellow Fever, Malaria, and Dengue Fever. Ticks have long been known carriers
of Lyme Disease. Instances of mosquito borne Rocky Mountain Fever are also rising dramatically. Below are a few tips
to protect yourself and your family against these blood-feeding insects and the diseases they can carry.
Protection around the home
• Keep mosquitoes from breeding by emptying or covering any receptacles around the home that can pool water.
• Gutters should be kept clean so water flows properly.
• Change the water in birdbaths every few days.
• Cover wading pools, hot tubs and outdoor saunas.
• Make your local health department aware of standing water in your area.
• When outdoors, wear protective clothing when appropriate.
• Loose, long-sleeve shirts and long pants, shoes and socks all help to keep insects from contact with your skin.
• Keep the colors light as mosquitoes are more attracted to darker hues.