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Build a Zika Prevention Kit

Be prepared

If you live in a state or area with the mosquito that spreads the Zika virus and are concerned about Zika, build your own Zika Prevention Kit with the items below. Reducing the risk for Zika is particularly important for pregnant women.

Your kit should include:

a bed net used to cover your sleeping area

Bed net

  • Keep mosquitoes out of your room, day and night. If your room is not well screened, use a bed net when sleeping or resting.
  • Mosquitoes can live indoors and will bite at any time, day or night.

a package of standing water treatment tabs

Standing water treatment tabs

  • Use water treatment tabs to kill larvae in standing water around your house. Do not put them in water you drink.
  • Always follow directions on the package.
  • When used as directed, these tabs will not harm you or your pets (dogs and cats).

a bottle of insect repellent

Insect repellent

  • Insect repellent will help keep mosquitoes from biting you.
  • Always follow directions on the package.
  • Use only an EPA-registered insect repellent.
  • Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
  • If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second.
  • When used as directed, these insect repellents are proven safe and effective even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Learn how to prevent mosquito bites.

a can of permethrin spray

Permethrin spray

  • Spray your clothing and gear with permethrin to help protect yourself from mosquito bites.
  • Always follow the directions on the bottle. Reapply as directed.
  • Do not spray permethrin on your skin.

a box of condoms


  • During sex, it is possible to get Zika virus from a person who has Zika.
  • If you have sex (vaginal, anal, or oral) with a partner who may have been exposed to Zika, you should use condoms the right way every time.
  • Follow directions on the box.
  • Condoms can also help prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.
  • Learn how to protect during sex and use condoms correctly. See Condom Dos and Don’ts. English [PDF - 2 pages] Spanish [PDF - 2 pages]

Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

	Pregnant and worried about Zika? fact sheet thumbnailSee the flyers below for information to help pregnant women and travelers build their own Zika Prevention Kits.

Build Your Own Zika Prevention Kit

Zika Prevention Kit for Travelers


Distribute Zika Prevention Kits to Others

Include the materials below in Zika Prevention Kits being distributed to pregnant women and communities.

Zika Prevention Kit Material List
Pregnant and Living in an Area with Zika?
Pregnant? Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
Condom Use Palm Card
Larvicide Dunk Use Wallet Cards
Bed Net Use Wallet Cards
Treat Clothing with Permethrin

“Learn the Signs. Act Early.”

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Milestone Moments Booklet
Concerned About Development? How to Help Your Child/How to Talk with your Doctor Tip Sheet
Track Your Child’s Developmental Milestones