We all know mosquitoes can be a nuisance, but some can spread serious diseases when they bite.

The most common disease spread by mosquitoes in South Australia is Ross River virus, followed by Barmah Forest virus.

The risk of transmission in South Australia is currently at its highest since summer 2010/11.

There is currently no cure and no vaccine for either virus.

The only way to protect yourself and your family is to avoid being bitten.

Protect yourself at home

Ways you can protect yourself in and around the home, includes how to stop mosquitoes from breading.

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.