Mosquito Prevention: 4 Tips

Oct 07, 2019
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Mosquito prevention

As the number of casualties rise annually from Mosquito borne diseases such as Dengue fever and the Zika virus, being proactive in preventive measures is compulsory. Playing our part will help reduce mosquito breedings and protect our family and community.

These are 4 DIY tips to prevent Mosquito breeding’s and bites:

1. Empty stagnant water regularly

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.

 

 

Remove stagnant water

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. 

However, it will wear off after a certain number of hours, depending on the formula. Ensure to apply regularly. 

Tiger balm mosquito repellent spray and NeutriCare All-Natural Mosquito Repellent Patch and some of the common repellents that can be found at your nearest Watsons or Guardian.

repellents

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. 

Clear mosquito breeding

4. CALL AN 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.

Wipeout Pest Control’s effective Mosquito treatments include safe and NEA approved procedures such as Source Reduction to eliminate breeding grounds and thermal fogging. 

fogging

Wipeout Pest Control Services provides Professional, Quality and affordable Pest Control Services and management in Singapore since 1995. Our technicians are certified to carry out and assist you in eradicating pests.

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