I'm no fan of mosquitoes, and now my son has reactions to getting bitten. I'm all about bug spray/liquid/cream. But there are other ways to repel those annoying creatures that can help:
Start by shielding your skin with long pants, long-sleeve shirts and closed-toe shoes.
Don't just use mosquito netting when you're traveling. Keep little ones out of harm’s way by using the mesh for covering cribs, strollers and baby carriers.
Add screens to doors and windows, and use the air conditioning if it's available.
Eliminating stagnant water, where mosquitoes like to lay eggs, can keep the pests in check. Flip over or cover backyard buckets, planters, toys, birdbaths and other containers.