Tips for Protection from Mosquitoes borne diseases
Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya are 3 common diseases spread by mosquito bite. Few simple tips can be useful in preventing these.
1.Destroy their breeding places-eg: Stagnant water anywhere in the house and its surroundings like remove receptacle of standing water , old tyres ,toys, flower pots, cans, buckets , barrels, etc.
2.Prevent their entry into house -use single entrance for the house. Everybody should enter & exit the house from same entry/door.
3. Use double door windows and doors with wire meshes to prevent the entry of mosquitoes.
Cover the drainage holes in the bathroom with inverted plastic mugs or containers.
4. During season wear socks, long pants and long sleeved shirts.
5. Use mosquito repellents on exposed parts of the body like feet, forearm, ear , face, neck, forehead etc. for short periods only. The repellents do not kill the mosquitoes they only repel them.
6. Use of mosquito nets during night is cumbersome but good.