Those pesky mosquitos

While summertime is often a time to be enjoying the great outdoors, nature is not without its risks. There are some simple steps you can do to protect yourself and others from one of nature’s annoying pests, the mosquito. Wear loose fitting, long-sleeved shirts and pants, use mosquito nets if camping, and be sure to use insect repellant that contains DEET. If you get bitten, do not scratch the bite, as this may cause the bite to become infected. You can use an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream if the bite is itchy, and see a doctor if the bite becomes infected.