It is common knowledge that mosquitoes cause many diseases in humans and therefore it is the duty of every one of us to prevent the spread of mosquitoes in our homes and neighborhoods. There are many things that you as an individual and your family as a group can do to prevent mosquito related diseases. It is important that you take time off every week or two to clean your garden of any dried leaves that have collected and have the potential to collect water.
Mosquitoes breed in fairly clean stable water and it is imperative that you take measures to prevent the collection of water in your home. Water can collect not only in containers but also in gutter that are blocked with dried leaves and even in the tiniest dried leaf. It is important for you to be vigilant of your surroundings at all times. However, your home is not the only problem spot. Your child could get a mosquito borne disease at school if his or her school is not kept clean and therefor it is important that you extend your clearing and awareness to different areas outside of your home as well. It is important to remember that the best form of pest control is prevention of breeding and this is something that you need to concentrate on every single day.
Spread education and awareness
It is important for you to take measures to spread awareness in your neighborhood, your work place and your child’s school. No amount of cleaning of your home will prevent you from getting a mosquito borne disease if your next door neighbor does not do the same. It is important that you spread awareness about the fact that the best form of pest control is to clean your homes and gardens to prevent the mosquito from breeding.
There have been entire countries that have gotten rid of diseases by each citizen being vigilant and cleaning their own yards and homes and this is something that you have to make happen in your own country. Ask your children to initialize a programme in their schools where each child conducts an awareness programme in their own neighborhoods which will cover a wide amount of houses with just one programme. You could even print leaflets that you can drop in post boxes and even put in magazines about mosquito borne diseases, their symptoms, how to recognize them and how to prevent them. This is most importantly needed in schools as children can go home and make their parents aware of the dangers.