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Mosquitoes are a type of insect that can spread certain diseases to humans through their bites, including:
 
Mosquitoes can also transmit diseases and parasites to dogs and horses.
 
By taking steps to protect yourself and control the mosquito population, you reduce your risk of certain diseases that are transmitted through their bites. Some of the things you can do to accomplish this include:
 
  • Using insect repellent
  • Wearing protective clothing
  • Being aware of peak mosquito hours.
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(For more information, including details on the kinds of mosquito repellents that are most effective, click Mosquitoes.)
 
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