Personal Protection Measures

General West Nile Avoidance Tips
  • Avoid outdoor activity at dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Use mosquito repellent according to the manufacturer's directions on the label (take note of manufacturer's restrictions for use on infants and children).
  • Wear long sleeves and long pants if you must be outdoors at active mosquito times. Clothing material should be tightly woven.
  • When outdoors, use mosquito netting on babies' carriages and playpens.
  • When using DEET (the most widely used insect repellent) on children, use a product containing less than 10% DEET. Be sure to wash treated skin after returning indoors.

Contact Us
For additional information about the West Nile Virus or the Norwalk Mosquito Management Plan, please contact the Health Department at (203) 854-7776.