Dengue is back with a vengeance and it is imperative for you to mosquito proof your abode. Dengue has become an epidemic that needs to be curtailed with immediate effect. Instead of getting panicky take some precautions and preventive steps that can make your home dengue free. Dengue is caused by the female mosquitoes which usually attack during the day. It can be further spread if another mosquito bites the infected patient and then spreads it to others.
Given below are a few preventive steps you can take to dengue-proof your home:
Keep your doors and windows closed or covered with mosquito-nets to prevent mosquitoes from entering.
If you are using a cooler do not forget to clean out the water if not in use, add some kerosene oil to it.
Make sure there are no old vessels or flower vases kept in open areas as verandas, terraces or garden. These can become the breeding grounds for the dengue larvae. [Read more…]