The act behind preventing mosquito from breeding is not only to reduce the itchy bites you get from them, but to also prevent yourself from getting infected with diseases such as Dengue and Zika. Preventing mosquitoes from breeding is easy, all you have to do is get rid of all the stagnant water you can find in your home. However, do you know where these stagnant water usually are?
Common places with stagnant water
There are many places in a home where water can potentially become stagnant. To prevent that from happening, here are a some of them and the steps to dispose them:
Pails can be found in almost every Singapore households, they are also one of the main cause for mosquito breeding. After discarding the water from the pail, some may still be left in it. Even if there is only a small amount of water left, mosquitoes are still able to breed in it. To prevent this, you can turn the pail over as to stop mosquito from getting inside.
It is not unusual to have flower vase displayed in your home. However, one should not neglect changing the water in the vase regularly. If the water is not changed regularly it will become stagnant and mosquito will be breeding in it. You should also thoroughly clean the inside of the vase and the roots of the plant to make sure that no eggs are left.
As the flowers are watered regularly, small pockets of water can form on the soil in the pot especially if the soil is hardened. If left unchecked, these water will become stagnant and will turn into a breeding ground for the mosquitoes. Thus, it is important to loosen the soil every now and then.
As you can see, it is not hard for mosquitoes to breed. It is important to do your part and prevent these mosquito from breeding. However, these steps will not completely stop them from being able to breed as there are many places with stagnant water that we couldn’t see. If you still have a mosquito problem even though you followed these steps, you can consult a professional to help you out.