Follow these tips to keep mosquitoes at bay this summer

Experts offer seven helpful tips to keep mosquitoes at bay:

• Empty or cover any receptacles around the house that can pool water so as to keep mosquitoes from breeding.

• Change the water in your birdbaths every few days and cover wading pools, hot tubs and other sources of standing water.

• Wear protective clothing. Long-sleeve shirts and long pants, as well as shoes and socks, will help keep insects from having contact with your skin.

• Keep the color of your clothing light.

• Use an outdoor fogger to establish a protective perimeter around your yard or campsite.

• Light a citronella candle.

• Apply an effective insect repellent to your clothing and, especially, to any ex-posed areas of your skin.