The Aedes mosquito is the dengue virus carrier.
Once a mosquito has bitten an infected person,
it picks it up and the virus remains in its
body. After biting another individual, the virus
is transmitted and the person comes down with
either dengue or dengue hemorrhagic fever, which
is fatal. The Aedes mosquitoes are very common
The symptoms of the dengue fever include skin
rashes, vomiting, nausea, loss of appetite,
joint pains, body aches, throbbing headache and
fever, which can last a maximum of 7 days.
Complete recovery from the fever could take 30
days. The dengue hemorrhagic fever is a very
severe type with similar symptoms. It comes with
serious nose bleeding, gum bleeding, internal
organs bleeding and bleeding into the skin.
To prevent dengue fever related complications
and halting its spread, the breeding of Aedes
mosquito has to be controlled. You can identify
the mosquito with ease through its conspicuous
white and black strips on its body. The mosquito
likes breeding in stagnant but clean water
easily found in most Singaporean homes. If you
can remove and check stagnant water frequently
in your home, the mosquito can be destroyed.
There is no treatment or vaccine for dengue
fever caused by Aedes mosquito and making sure
stagnant water around the home has been replaced
or rid as frequently as possible will help. The
pest control can begin in pails, flower vases
and flowerpot plates collecting water at home
and areas Aedes mosquitoes love breeding in. You
can change water in the flower bowls and vases
everyday while ensuring flowerpot plates remain
dry. Watering cans and pails can be placed
facing upside down to prevent them from
Whether you are using a pest control company or
doing it yourself, cover all bamboo pole holders
any time they are in use to prevent them from
trapping rain water. No receptacle should be
placed below or on air-conditioning unit. Roof
gutters and drains should be cleared of silt and
leaves to avoid clogging, ending up in stagnant
water build up.
All the items and containers that can hold water
must be stored properly and kept dry. Sand
granular type of insecticide can be used to kill
the Aedes mosquito larvae in water.
If you are planning a holiday or vacation for a
longer period of time, take enough measure to
make sure there is zero water stagnation. Toilet
bowls and gully traps must be covered well with
flower bowls and vases removed.
Aedes mosquitoes do not feed at night but during
the day and an insect repellent can be applied
across all exposed body parts. For added
prevention and protection, spray a quality
insecticide in all the dark corners around the
home, for instance behind curtains, under the
sofa or bed.
Before embarking on pest control missions around
the home, you might want to use professionals
who are able to analyze every area of your home
and come up with a lasting strategy of keeping
every member of the home safe from dengue fever.
You will receive the advice you need to
accomplish the most desired results.