Generally, there is no need to relocate during mosquito control spraying. The pesticides have been evaluated for this use and found to pose minimal risks to human health and the environment when used according to label directions. Although mosquito control pesticides pose low risks, some people may prefer to avoid or further minimize exposure. Some common-sense steps to help reduce possible exposure to pesticides include:
- People who suffer from chemical sensitivities or feel spraying may aggravate a preexisting health condition, may consult their physician and take special measures to avoid exposure.
- Close windows and turn off window-unit air conditioners when spraying is taking place in the immediate area.
- Keep children's toys indoors.
Since the spray dissipates in a few minutes, it is not necessary to wash off outdoor furniture or playground equipment before use.