We know that there is no cure for dengue and though it can be easily treated, we mothers still don’t want our kids to suffer it. It can also be life threatening at times. As they always say, prevention is the best medicine. So how can we prevent the spread of dengue fever?
If there has been a news about people suffering from dengue in your area, now is the time to take action.
There are so many ways to protect our family from the mosquitoes carrying dengue fever. The Department of Health focuses on destroying the places where they lay eggs. You must take note that this mosquitoes does not like dirty water. They love water from your drum, oranywhere that is clean. If the water stock is already 2 days old, dispose it as it can be very optimal for dengue mosquitoes egg laying. So to protect your family from dengue fever, never stock up on water for more than 2 days and always remember to cover it.Another advise is to apply insect repellent to the body. Good thing that dengue carrying mosquitoes peak bite is only 2 hours after sunrise and 2 hours before sunset, so that would 7 to 8 AM and 4 to 6 PM. Intense application of insect repellant should be observe during this time. Take note also that dengue carrying mosquitoes can only fly 1 meter above the ground and can fly as far as 200 yards. So if you have a second floor, maybe you can tell your kids to go upstair during the peak bite time.
Mosquito Patch are also gaining more and more popularity. These are patches that often contains citronella to shoo dengue carrying mosquitoes away. One example is MOSQUIPATCH.
Mosquipatch is an anti-mosquito patch that contains 100% natural citronella and eucalyptus oil. The two ingredients is known to be safe and effective in driving mosquitoes away. To use the patch, simply peel off protective film and attach the adhesive side to any external body part or a location close to the body such as socks, collar or hem. This can also be attached to bags, tables etc.
I attached mine to Sati’s playpen and one on my work station:
See the yellow round patch? that’s MOSQUIPATCH working. It’s effectiveness can last up to 72 hours. And I wouldn’t be writing about it if I hadn’t tried it. My work mode is usually disturbed by me constantly slapping my legs because of mosquitoes but since I used the patch, I don’t feel any mosquitoes dancing with my feet.
Where to buy Mosquito patch Mosquipatch?