It’s a day we recognize the impact mosquitoes have globally on public health. Mosquitoes kill more people than any other animal on the planet, spreading diseases like dengue, West Nile virus, yellow fever, Zika, and chikungunya.

Help spread the word—we can all take steps to prevent mosquito bites. Use the sample social media posts below with the attached images (or choose one of our eye-catching mosquito photos).

Whether you choose to share these messages with your community or get creative with your own, we hope you’ll support this important day!

Suggested Social Media (Twitter, Facebook or Instagram)
·        Mosquitoes kill more people than any other animal on the planet. You can take simple steps to protect yourself and your family. Use insect repellent when outside and dump standing water around your home. #WorldMosquitoDay·

Support World Mosquito Day! Use EPA-registered insect repellent when you go outside. Reduce the number of mosquitoes around your home by dumping standing water in things like flowerpots, toys, and containers. #WorldMosquitoDay


Provided by:

Laura Smith Murrell, MA (she/her)

Communication Lead, One Health Office

Health Communication Specialist, Health Communication Science Office

National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(M) 843-812-6284