Treat lawns and perimeter shrubs with a hose end mosquito spray. Yard and Patio foggers can be used prior to outdoor activities. Personal insect repellents containing natural plant oils or products containing deet are the most popular choices to repel mosquitoes, biting flies and gnats.
Remove any standing water from areas near your home. Bird baths, drain pipes, gutters, even leaves on plants and shrubs around the home hold water that mosquitoes use to breed.