Realistic Ways to Prevent Dengue in Your Society

How to Prevent Dengue Fever

Dengue is a deadly disease that chooses no victim. The dengue virus can infect anyone within any age range. Dengue is vector borne disease mostly spread in tropical regions, specifically in Southeast Asia. An infected female mosquito of Aedes aegypt breed is the source of transmission of the deadly dengue virus.

Internal bleeding is the usual symptom of this disease where the infected person’s platelets become significantly low, rendering them unable to clot blood normally. There is no specific remedy against dengue and hence the best way to deal with it is by preventing those dangerous mosquitoes in the first place. The only way to do this effectively is by destroying potential breeding grounds of mosquitoes and killing the live ones using Mortein Insta Vaporiser or insecticides like Mortein Insta All Insect Killer. Here are some realistic steps to prevent dengue in your surroundings.

  • Destroy Breeding Grounds

To prevent mosquitoes from spreading, the first step you need to take is to destroy their potential breeding places for the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes thrive in environments comprising of stagnant water sources. Clear off all sources of standing water including barrels, vases, basins or even cups and unused tires. If there remains a stagnant water source for over a week, there are high chances of mosquitoes inhabiting. Also, ensure that sewage and drainage systems are well covered at all the times.

  • Promote Plantation

Many plant species expel natural gases, odour or components despised by mosquitoes. Neem or eucalyptus are good examples of this. This is one reason why we see mass implementation of tree planting in tropical regions in order to battle dengue. These mosquito-repelling plants grow quickly in a period less than two years and give away immediate beneficial effects on the environment.

  • Focus on Fogging

This technique has gained popularity in recent years because it is suitable for the entire society. It is similar to spraying your house with insecticide. However, fogging kills more mosquitoes and destroys their unhatched eggs too. This process usually involves insecticide components diluted in water as a machine sprays the gases across potential breeding grounds. Best thing about this fog is that it is not harmful to humans and only poisons the mosquitoes. If you are unable to practice fogging, make sure that you prioritise spraying Mortein Mosquito Repellent Spray on regular basis.

  • Watch Your Timings

The Aedes aegypti mosquito responsible for dengue is mostly active during the day and returns to its habitat just before it gets dark. It is advisable for people to stay clear of unknown environments during their active hours to prevent transmission. Also, if you are likely to enter that people enter the potential breeding grounds late in the evening, make sure that you take precautionary measures like applying repellent cream and wearing fuller clothes.

It is crucial to understand that there are no vaccine or cure for dengue since it is a virus. It is our responsible to stay cautious and prevent this dangerous disease from spreading in and across our society following realistic prevention measures. Supportive treatment is the best that you can do for anyone who has the condition. Children and infants should be extra careful as they have weaker immune responses compared to adults