How to best avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes this spring, summer and fall? Stay inside or in screened-in areas during sunrise, sunset, and early evening. Cover up with long sleeves, long pants, socks, and closed shoes. Plug in a fan to keep you cool, mosquitoes don’t like moving air. Light citronella candles, tiki torches or even a fire pit where safe. Keep mosquitoes from breeding in your yard by dumping any stagnate water.
The Clackamas County Vector Control District is responsible for control of flies and mosquitoes within Clackamas County. Control of these vectors is not intended to be total eradication since the concept of total eradication is unachievable and environmentally unsound, requiring unacceptable quantities of pesticide. The goals of the District, therefore, are to limit the number of vectors thus reducing annoyance and the likelihood of vector borne disease for persons living in the District.