Personal hygiene can help everyone to live healthy and also prevent mosquitoes from breeding around our homes. vector control also need the same methods, thus:1. ensure the walls and corners of rooms or house smooth by painting and brassing. 2. use mosquitoes repellent, burn it very evening if possible. 3. spray rooms insecticides. 4. sleep under chemically treated mosquitoes net. 5. fill all spot that collect water after rain around your home. 6. manage your garbage properly, by providing a safe,clean dust-bean.
Mosquito Bite Prevention
Not all mosquitoes are the same. Different mosquitoes spread different viruses and bite at different times of the day.
Type of Mosquito Viruses spread Biting habits
Aedes aegypti, Chikungunya, Primarily daytime, but Aedes albopictu Dengue, Zika can also bite at night
Culex species West Nile Evening to morning
Protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites
Use insect repellent
Use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered insect repellent with one of the following active ingredients. When used as directed, EPA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective, even for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Higher percentages of active ingredient provide longer protection
Some brand name examples
* DEET Off!, Cutter, Sawyer, Ultrathon Picaridin, also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin Cutter Advanced, Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus, Autan (outside the United States)
Oil of lemon eucalyptus(OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD) Repel IR3535
Skin So Soft Bug Guard Plus Expedition, SkinSmart
* Insect repellent brand names are provided for your information only. The Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services cannot recommend or endorse any name brand products.
Always follow the product label instructions.
Reapply insect repellent every few hours, depending on which product and strength you choose.
» Do not spray repellent on the skin under clothing.
If you are also using sunscreen, apply sunscreen first and insect repellent second
Natural insect repellents (repellents not registered with EPA)
The effectiveness of non-EPA registered insect repellents, including some natural repellents, is not known.
To protect yourself against diseases like chikungunya, dengue, and Zika, CDC and
EPA recommends using an EPA-registered insect repellent.
When used as directed, E
PA-registered insect repellents are proven safe and effective.
For more information:
Pregnant women or If you have a baby or child
Always follow instructions when applying insect repellent to children.
Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months of age.
Dress your child in clothing that covers arms and legs, or
Cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting.
Do not apply insect repellent onto a child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and cut or irritated skin.
» Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply to a child’s face.
Do not use products containing oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthanediol (PMD) on children under 3 years of age.
Treat clothing and gear
Treat items such as boots, pants, socks, and tents with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated clothing and gear.
» Permethrin-treated clothing will protect you after multiple washings.
See product information to find out how long the protection will last.
» If treating items yourself, follow the product instructions.
» Do not use permethrin products directly on skin.
Mosquito-proof your home
Use screens on windows and doors. Repair holes in screens to keep mosquitoes
Use air conditioning when available.
Keep mosquitoes from laying eggs in and near standing water.
» Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out items that hold water, such as tires, buckets, planters, toys, pools, birdbaths, flowerpots, or trash containers. Check inside and outside your home.