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.