It’s important to prevent mosquitoes from breeding both inside and outside your home.
Inside the home, disease-causing mosquitoes commonly breed in ornamental and other containers, plant pot trays and plates, and canvas sheets/plastic sheets. Outside the home, mosquitoes can breed in perimeter drains, gully traps and discarded containers.
“It’s important to take precautions inside and outside your home to prevent mosquito breeding and contribute to dengue prevention.
You can take the following precautions to protect your home from mosquitoes:
Use insecticide sprays in dark corners (under the bed, sofa and behind curtains) and burn repellent oils inside your home
Turn over all water storage containers when empty and store them under a shelter
Cover bamboo pole holders when not in use
Loosen soil in potted plants to prevent accumulation of stagnant water on surface
Change water in vases/bowls
Remove water from flower/plant pot plates
Clear fallen leaves and stagnant water in scupper drains and in the garden
Clear any stagnant water in air cooler units
Clear fallen leaves and other blockages in roof gutters
Use sand granular insecticide in gully traps and roof gutters