In recent years the number of dengue cases has significantly increased across Pakistan. In fact, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that Pakistan is one of the worst-hit countries in terms of the dengue severity. Only this year hundreds of cases have been reported from across the country including from the biggest cities including Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Peshawar. In worst cases, dengue infection can lead to death if not treated in its early stages, again we have had numerous deaths reported to dengue already.
Now, while the dengue mosquitoes peak breeding season is in summers, it isn’t to say that winters halt their breeding altogether. This also means that irrespective of the season, it’s important for homeowners to deny any breeding ground to the larvae of dengue mosquitoes to ensure the safety of their homes.
Now, if you are also looking for ways on how to prevent dengue mosquito from breeding in your homes, keep reading as we discuss some top measures that can deter dengue mosquito growth in and around your home.
How To Prevent Dengue Mosquito From Breeding
Now, before we start discussing how to prevent dengue mosquito from breeding, it is important to understand the breeding ground preferable for dengue mosquitoes, which in this case is stagnant water. So, let’s start our top measures to tackle dengue mosquito breeding in and around homes.
– Remove Any Stagnant Water
As said above, dengue mosquitoes breed actively on stagnant water, thereby, it’s important to get rid of all such water bodies as soon as possible. Make sure there is no open-source of stagnant water inside or around the homes, to negate any chances of dengue mosquito breeding.
Apart from open water sources, also check out the damp areas like the bottom of the refrigerator, dish basin or cooler in your home as these can potential host dengue mosquitoes. Moreover, damp towels, trash bins, and open toilet bowls can also serve as a potential breeding ground for dengue mosquitoes. Open sewer, a common problem in many megacities also serves as a high potential source for dengue mosquito breeding and thereby needs to be checked.
– Get Rid Of Cover All Standing Water In Containers
Most of the time it’s the lack of knowledge on part of homeowners that give rise to the potential breeding ground to mosquitoes. Having said that, some important considerations in this respect include; not to over-water plants, not leaving coverless water in containers.
If there are flower vases inside the home, make sure to clean them every day. Also, use net screens to cover windows and doors.
– Mosquito Repellent
Even if you have taken all the necessary precautions, it’s important to use mosquito repellent to protect yourself from potential mosquito bites. The use of mosquito repellent during sleep time is especially important to keep safe from this deadly virus.
– Spray Pesticides
Moving on with our measures on how to prevent dengue mosquito from breeding, you should periodically use pesticide spray in and around your home to get rid of any potential breeding ground of mosquito.