The Buzz on Avoiding Insect Bites

With summer here, parents are constantly bugging me about what they can do to protect their children and themselves from those ever-present mosquitoes.  Well let me try to bite into this problem, and provide five solutions that hopefully will not sting:

Hopefully tips like this will take care of business – or is that “buzz-iness” – when it comes to dealing with those pesky summer insects. . 

Lewis First, M.D., is chief of Pediatrics at Vermont Children's Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. You can also catch "First with Kids" weekly on WOKO 98.9FM and WPTZ Channel 5, or visit the First with Kids video archives at