Dengue fever prevention guide

Residents may find the following information useful that was provided to us for sharing:

Dengue is caused by the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti).  The mosquitoes love to live with us.  They are domestic creatures. They rest in dark, quiet places – mostly in our houses (restrooms, bedrooms, kitchens, closets and under furniture).Folks, the only way that we can rid ourselves of dengue is to get rid of the mosquitoes.  The only way for us to do that is to break their life cycle.  We have the authority to EVICT THE AEDES from our homes!I have attached some information for you to use and to send to your friends.  Each of us has a responsibility here.  It takes no more than 10-15 minutes of our time to walk around our yards and remove ALL standing water.

  • Cover or tightly close water containers.
  • Empty all other containers and turn them top down.
  • Seal, wells, septic tanks and soak-aways properly.
  • Dispose of garbage properly.
  • Remove water in plant plates, clean and scrub the plate thoroughly to remove mosquito eggs.
  • Change water every two days.
  • Clean and scrub the inner side of the vases.
Leave your windows open during the night (only if you have intact screens at your windows) to allow fog (from Environmental Health Services) to enter your home.If you grow plants that hold water in its centre “cup” (like bromeliads) or have any other water reservoirs in your yards (like pools, fountains, or small ponds), Environmental Health Services will provide you with larvacide (a chemical to kill mosquitoes during the development stage).  The only requirement is that you collect it!
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5 thoughts on “Dengue fever prevention guide”

  1. I noticed the water fountain feature at the front entrance is rarely working. Maybe running it will prevent mosquitos from breeding in the water thats collected from rain. I have a bird bath, does the larvacide harm birds.

    1. Well noted I will have maintenance check on that today. When I spoke with the pest control company they had informed me that treatment leaves no residual. I just contacted them again to confirm and they said no it will not harm birds, cats, dogs, etc..

  2. Hi, you fogged the development against mosquitos last week during a night. What are the expected effects of that fogging? Have the gardens with fence been fogged too? Is there any risk remaining in Sandyport?
    Thank you.
    Joel

    1. Well it should have killed all mosquitoes and larva. We will schedule another treatment sometime this year. But we have posted something on our website regarding prevention so you can take steps to ensure you protect yourself. Yes the Gardens that are in Sandyport was fogged.

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