Protecting yourself from mosquito-borne diseases in Florida requires a proactive approach. Applying EPA-approved insect repellents with DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil to exposed skin and clothing. Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks outdoors, especially when mosquitoes are most active at dawn and dusk. Eliminate standing water in and around your surroundings to prevent mosquito breeding, and ensure window and door screens are intact to avoid their entry indoors. Adhering to these precautions can significantly reduce the risk of contracting mosquito-borne illnesses and allow you to enjoy your time outdoors with greater peace of mind.