Preventing diseases is sometimes the only way to combat them because not all of the diseases known by human beings have a vaccine or antidote. It would be nice that you take into consideration that a disease likes the Zika virus.
This virus is definitely a well-known one and the reasons are that it has been spreading around many parts of the world. In order to prevent it you should consider the following ideas:
Wear long–sleeved shirts or pants: this is very useful if you are located in an area in where there re too many mosquitoes like a farm or countryside. You never know when one could attack you because you will just not be aware of it all the time. But if you are preventive, then you could at least stay more calmed.
Mosquitos will not normally go to places where there is air conditioner so it would be a nice idea if you can stay in one of those in a regular basis.
Do not leave spread water around you: this will be important so that they cannot reproduce and lay eggs around the areas you are living in. this is very important because sometimes people would overlook that mosquitos actually use water to lay eggs and you definitely do not want to have a big amount of these dangerous animals next to you. It would be advisable if you also remember that your toilet could be a potential nest for them
Try to use insecticide. As long as you are not are allergic (and your family members) you should use it. This will be helpful so that if you see that there are many of them next to you, the idea of repelling them will be helpful at the end without a doubt.