Stay Safe: 5 Essential Tips for Dengue Prevention

Nov 2, 2023, 07:12 PM IST

Stay Safe: 5 Essential Tips for Dengue Prevention

Heena Sharma

1. Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Sites

Dengue-carrying mosquitoes breed in standing water. Remove or regularly empty containers that can collect water, such as flowerpots and buckets. Cover water storage containers tightly to prevent mosquito access.

2. Use Mosquito Nets

Sleep under mosquito nets, especially if you live in or are visiting an area with a high risk of dengue. Install window and door screens to keep mosquitoes out of your home.

3. Apply Insect Repellent

Use mosquito repellent on exposed skin and clothing when spending time outdoors, particularly during dawn and dusk when these mosquitoes are most active.

4. Wear Protective Clothing

Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes to reduce skin exposure to mosquitoes, especially during peak biting times. Use light-coloured clothing, as mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours.

5. Campaigns

Advocate for effective mosquito control measures in your local area and push for clean-up campaigns and initiatives to remove stagnant water sources.