Unfed mosquito and fed mosquito filled with blood meal

Recent outbreaks of mosquito-borne viral illnesses in Puerto Rico and Hawaii have raised questions about how to protect against the mosquitoes that transmit dengue, Zika, and other viral diseases (Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti). Insect repellents are one part of a more comprehensive program to control mosquitoes that transmit diseases such as dengue or Zika. Click here to learn more.