FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Division of Environmental Services, which began spot spraying in May, has four tips to avoid mosquitoes.


FORT WALTON BEACH — The Okaloosa County Division of Environmental Services, which began spot spraying in May, has four tips to avoid mosquitoes.



Mosquito Control and Public Health Departments urge the public to “SWAT” as follows.



•Stay inside with screened doors and windows during dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes bite.



•When outside, wear clothing that covers skin.



•Apply mosquito repellant that includes DEET on your skin when you are outside.



•Turn over standing water where mosquitoes lay eggs or rid your outdoor area of standing water in which mosquitoes can lay their eggs.



Apply all mosquito repellents in accordance with the recommended frequency and methods suggested by the manufacturer, the groups said.



Mosquito spray trucks generally operate from 7 p.m. until 12 p.m. but could also operate in the early morning hours.