Mosquito prevention: 4 tips
With the exponential increase in Dengue and Zika cases in Singapore in 2020 according to NEA, casualties from these Mosquito borne diseases continue to rise as well. Being proactive in preventive measures is compulsory. Playing our part at home will help reduce mosquito breedings and protect our family and community. To find out where the dengue clusters are in Singapore, you can refer to the NEA Website here.
These are 4 mosquito prevention tips that we can all adhere with.
1. Empty stagnant water regularly: Mosquito Larvae
The Aedes Mosquito thrives in stagnant water to lay their eggs, resulting in Mosquito breeding (larvae).
Puddles of water around your home, storage containers and potted plants can become a potential breeding source for Mosquitoes.
For those living in HDB’s, always cap the bamboo pole holders when not in use to prevent rain water from collecting and forming a breeding source.
2. Use Mosquito repellent
Yes, it is true that repellents and patches can assist in (not killing) repelling these insects.
A spray containing DEET (it’s safe, even for kids, when used as directed), picaridin, IR3535, citronella or eucalyptus is your best bet for keeping mosquitoes away.
3. Clear roof gutters
If you resided in a landed property, remember to keep the gully traps, scupper drains, and roof gutters in your home clean.
Thinning dense vegetation will help to improve air circulation and avoid potential breeding areas.
4. Call a Pest Control expert
If you are experiencing multiple mosquito bites over days and weeks but have done the steps above, a professional pest control exterminator should be contacted immediately.
A skilled technician can inspect hidden potential areas which can collect water and become a prime breeding spot.
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