If you are taking your fever lightly, you should not. Dengue fever is on a rise these days and can be fatal, if not attended to, in time. If you are suffering from any kind of fever, get yourself checked twice, and stick to your medications. Malaria, dengue, and Chikungunya are the diseases that should be attended to very quickly. These are acute viral infections that get transmitted via mosquito bites, largely Aedes aegypti.
In light of everything there are a few tips that you can follow to prevent yourself from contaminating dengue, or for that matter, diseases like malaria and Chikungunya. We bring to you 10 sure-shot tips to prevent dengue fever. Here they are.
10 Sure-Shot Tips to Prevent Dengue Fever
1. Use Effective Mosquito Repellants
Common mosquito repellants do not work for long, especially during wee hours. One should use mosquito repellants that are equally effective throughout the night. Electrical repellants, creams, oils, and mats can do the trick.
2. No Stagnant Water Around You
Do not allow any kind of water to stagnate around you or your house. Mosquitoes flourish in stagnant water and multiply very quickly. It is advised to fill the pits, if any, with earth, or remove the stagnant water.
3. Keep Doors and Windows Closed
It is always advised to keep house’s doors and windows closed, especially during evening. Mosquitoes have a tendency to enter into house during the evening. You can keep them out by closing doors for them.
4. Use Mosquito Nets
However, mosquito repellants are always good, you can use mosquito nets for extra prevention.
5. Be Cautious for Mosquitoes
Be attentive and cautious for any mosquitoes around you. Take special precautions during daytime, if possible. Stay in clean environments. Avoid dirty, moist places.
6. Cover All Water Containers
It is always advised to keep all the water containers covered properly. Water is best medium where mosquitoes flourish. With any of the water sources open, you give a clear invitation to mosquitoes to enter your home.
7. Keep Water Tanks Covered
Usually, the overhead water tanks get ignored because of their remote location. The water tankers can act as a breeding ground for mosquitoes. They can enter your home, food, and drinking water through the water tank. Therefore, it is advised to keep the water tank covered properly. Also, clean it regularly.
8. Keep Yourself Covered
Wearing half-sleeve shirts, shorts, or kind of clothes that keep your body parts exposed can be dangerous. It is always suggested to keep your body covered, as much as possible.
9. Clean Water Containers Regularly
It is suggested to clean all the water containers on a regular basis; this prevents breeding of mosquitoes.
10. Get Anti-Mosquito Spray
Get your home sprayed with pesticides to get rid of all the mosquitoes present in the home. The spray/smoke reaches the remotest of places in home and brings out (and kills) the mosquitoes.
The aforementioned points can help you prevent yourself from infectious and nearly-fatal diseases like malaria, dengue, Chikungunya, etc. Keep all these points in your mind. We wish you happy and healthy life ahead.