Nov 2, 2023, 07:12 PM IST
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.
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.
Use mosquito repellent on exposed skin and clothing when spending time outdoors, particularly during dawn and dusk when these mosquitoes are most active.
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.
Advocate for effective mosquito control measures in your local area and push for clean-up campaigns and initiatives to remove stagnant water sources.