Mosquitoes can be a nuisance, but some can also spread serious diseases when they bite.
Mosquito-borne diseases spread in South Australia include Ross River virus, Barmah Forest virus and Japanese Encephalitis virus, among others.
An important step to protecting yourself and your family is to avoid being bitten.
People should use mosquito repellents containing either DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus (PMD), that have been approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.
Protect yourself at home
Ways you can protect yourself in and around the home, including how to stop mosquitoes from breeding.
Protect your baby or toddler
How to protect your baby or toddler from mosquito bites, includes recommended mosquito repellents by age.
Protect yourself on holiday
Ways to protect yourself when on holiday, both in Australia and overseas.
Mosquito-borne disease explained
Some mosquitoes can spread rare, but more serious and sometimes fatal diseases.
Fight the Bite resources
Posters, TV screens, banners and social media graphic resources for Fight the Bite campaign.
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) vaccine
JEV vaccination is available for eligible people at highest risk of infection. Learn who can get vaccinated and how.
Japanese encephalitis – symptoms, treatment and prevention
Japanese encephalitis is a rare but serious disease caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus.
Japanese encephalitis - agricultural settings
The virus spreads mainly through mosquito-waterbird or mosquito-waterbird-pig cycles.