There are simple measures you can take to help reduce your risk of exposure to bug bites. Wear long sleeves and long pants when planning evening outdoor activities. In addition, apply a good quality insect repellent that contains at least 10 percent DEET, and use preventive environmental products such as citronella candles and yard torches. Mosquitoes frequently breed in standing water and puddles so, be vigilant and don’t let water accumulate around your home.