Shoo Mosquito! Shooooo!!

mosquito biteMosquito bites are inevitable at times. Some people have it lucky and don’t get bitten, while others get bitten till kingdoms come! But mosquitoes have been a pain in the itch lately. Dengue fever cases have risen. The itchy doesn’t seem to stop!!

After watching Lilo & Stitch, you’d feel like shooting Mr Bubbles for telling the aliens the mosquitoes are an endangered species. He should have told them that mosquitoes are a danger to our species and have the aliens get rid of them all!!

Jokes aside, I have been one of the lucky ones to get eaten up by mosquitoes until the sudden over population of these poop palettes with wings. Mosquitoes are actually endangering us. In fact, mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than 1 million people every year [source: WHO].

Although the health department send out the spray trucks, they can never be consistent enough unless you stay in a condo or apartment. In housing areas, it’s different. Then again, the council can only do so much. We as moral citizens should take measures into our own hands. There are many ways to prevent mosquitoes from reproduction and it can be either alot of work or easy peasy! Here’s how:

1. Dusk and Dawn

Stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed. Avoid being outdoors when mosquitoes are most active.

2. Mosquito Repellents

There are many mosquito repellents used in many ways; sprays, patches, wipes, lotions, burners and candles. Best getting those which contain either DEET (man-made) or citronella (natural).

3. Drainage

Clogged drains can create back up which can breed mosquitoes. Eliminating standing water around the home in places such as buckets, cans, old tires and plant containers can prevent mosquitoes from reproducing.

4. Dressing

Mosquitoes are attracted to dark places and clothes. Wear light coloured, loose and long clothing to protect yourself from bites. tight clothes wont make any justice. 🙂

There are many other points to mosquito control but these seem to be the key points that should be known to all man! This is crucial for all of us especially when we have children as their antibodies are still developing and are more prone to sickness.

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