Anti-Dengue Tactics for Rainy Days

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Anti-Dengue Tactics for Rainy Days

The rainy season brings relief from the heat, but it also increases the risk of mosquito-borne diseases like dengue. Keeping your home mosquito-free is crucial to ensure the safety and health of your family. Here are some effective strategies and products to help you establish an anti-dengue routine for a safe home this rainy season: 

  1. Eliminate Standing Water

    Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so it's essential to eliminate any standing water around your home. Regularly check and empty items like flower pots, buckets, and gutters. Ensure that water doesn't accumulate in low-lying areas around your house. 

  2. Use Insect Killers

    Deploying insect killers can significantly reduce the mosquito population inside your home. The Daimaru Insect Killer BT-2X10W is highly effective in killing mosquitoes and flies both indoors and outdoors. Place it near entrances like doors and windows to catch mosquitoes as they try to enter. Ensure it is at least 0.3 meters away from the wall for optimal performance. 

  3. Apply Insecticides

    For a quick and effective solution, use Baygon Multi-Insect Killer 500ML (Water Based). This water-based insecticide is perfect for targeting mosquitoes and other insects. Spray it in areas where mosquitoes are likely to rest, such as behind curtains, under furniture, and dark corners. Its formulation is designed to kill on contact, providing immediate results.

  4. Keep a Swatter Handy

    For those moments when you spot a mosquito, having a swatter can be very handy. The Daimaru iZapperMax Rechargeable Swatter is an excellent choice with its lightweight and slim design, making it comfortable to hold. Its super large high voltage screen and 2000V voltage ensure that mosquitoes are quickly zapped. The built-in LED blue light attractant helps lure mosquitoes, increasing its effectiveness.

  5. Use Mosquito Nets and Screens 

    Install mosquito nets on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home. Make sure that the nets are free from holes and are securely fastened. Consider using mosquito nets over beds, especially for infants and young children, to provide an extra layer of protection while they sleep.

  6. Maintain a Clean Environment

    Keeping your home clean and clutter-free can help reduce mosquito breeding grounds. Regularly dispose of trash and ensure that garbage bins are covered. Clean your home frequently, paying special attention to areas where water can accumulate.

  7. Wear Protective Clothing

    When spending time outdoors, especially during dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks. Light-colored clothing is less attractive to mosquitoes and can help reduce the risk of bites.

  8. Use Mosquito Repellents 

    Apply mosquito repellents on exposed skin and clothing. Reapply as directed, especially after swimming or sweating. 

By following these tips and using the right products, you can create a comprehensive anti-dengue routine that keeps your home safe during the rainy season. Ensure you have all the necessary supplies by visiting ACE Hardware stores near you. Find your nearest store with our Store Locator.