5 Effective Ways To Keep Mosquitos At Bay This Monsoon Season


As the monsoon arrives, it brings much-needed respite from the sweltering heat. However, we must remain vigilant, for this season also marks the breeding ground for mosquitoes and various mosquito-borne diseases. Let’s stay prepared and safeguard our well-being amidst the monsoon showers.
Here are 5 tips that address can help keep mosquitoes away this monsoon season:

1. Steer Clear of Stagnant Water
This could be pertaining to your housing society or immediate home. Stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for all types of insects, especially mosquitoes. Damp, dark areas also encourage mosquitoes to dwell and multiply. Keep your bathroom and balcony areas dry as often as possible. Avoid collecting water in empty pots or containers around the house. If water tends to gather in any corner of your bathroom or kitchen, re-check the surface leveling or drain, and soak it up after use.

2. Prioritize Cleanliness
Thorough cleaning of drains, pipes, cabinets, floors, and ceilings is the most effective way to keep the bugs out. Check for cobwebs or cockroach eggs, and if you must, utilize professional pest control services to get rid of them quickly! Old wooden or ply furniture, fixtures, built-in cupboards, drawers, and closets must be checked for termites and treated in time. Keep your kitchen clean by wiping the counter after dinner and rinsing the dishes before placing them in the sink.

3. Keep Pests Away the Ayurveda Way
Ward off insects and infuse a delightful aroma by spraying eucalyptus, lavender, or peppermint on carpets, sofas, and beds. Maintain a fresh and beautiful ambiance throughout your living space. Safeguard your garments from cockroaches by creating small balls using besan, boric powder, and sugar water. Place these balls among your clothes for added protection. Additionally, regularly air or sun your clothes, blankets, curtains, and other fabrics to keep them fresh and pest-free.

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4. Use Mosquito Repellents
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5. Make your home bug-proof
Install screens or meshes on your windows and doors. Patch up any open vents, chimneys or access points from which insects or rodents can enter. Keep the screens closed post sunset as this is when insects, attracted to indoor light, will tend to enter. Also, block your drains and sinks with good-quality strainers or screens. Try all these, and your home will be insect-free all year round.

The government actively deploys power spray tankers, fogging machines, and other effective measures to control mosquito spread. However, individual responsibility is crucial in preventing mosquito larvae from breeding in and around our homes. Stay informed about mosquito breeding prevention methods and take the necessary steps to combat the ill effects of monsoon.

(The article is written by Dr.Subita Alagh, Senior Executive, and reviewed by Monalisa Deka, Senior Health Content Editor)

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