Saturday, 10 August 2013


Keep storage water tanks covered with mosquito- proof lids.If there is a pond near your home, introduce larvae-eating gambusia or guppy fish in it.
                                                                        Guppy fish


Some municipalities help with the fish. Empty and change the water in fountains, potted plant trays and air coolers at least once a week to destroy potential mosquito habitats.
         When not in use, keep buckets and other vessels upside down. Install nets on all windows and doors that lead out. Use mosquito nets on beds too. Wear shoe, full-sleeved shirts and trousers or pyjamas outdoors, especially after dusk and wear light colors, as mosquitoes are attracted to dark shades. Use insect repellent on exposed area of the skin. Do not use it on infants under two months of age-the best protection to babies is to place mosquito nets over their beds.
                                                   A bed covered with a mosquito net

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