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Mosquitoes are known to spread vector borne diseases such as dengue and malaria. Singapore was declared malaria-free in 1982 by the World Health Organization. Most malaria cases in Singapore happen where patient came in Singapore after they got infected overseas. Singapore’s environment condition is not conducive for malaria . Learn more about the life cycles and habits of these blood-suckers that are commonly found in Singapore.
Mosquitoes can be hard to control as they winged pests with the ability to fly around. Managing a mosquito problem indoors can be even more challenging. The use of harsh chemicals should be controlled in an indoor environment.
However, the first step to get rid of mosquitoes at home is to prevent one from entering. Installing window and door screens is a good idea to keep mosquitoes out. Next, good housekeeping practices can also reduce any potential mosquito breeding. This includes removing any stagnant water in containers to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs. Lastly, use larvicides to treat drains, pipes and water that are not used for consumption.
The three common mosquito species in Singapore include the following:
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Several factors may determine the cost of a mosquito control programme. They include:
Read here to learn more about the average cost of a pest control service in Singapore.
Dengue fever is transmitted from the female Aedes mosquitoes to humans through a bite. Symptoms of dengue fever can occur between 4 to 10 days after the infected mosquito bite. The symptoms may include:
Dengue is not contagious and does not spread when one gets in touch with an infection person.
(Aedes Aegypti and Aedes albopictus)
The bites from an Aedes mosquito peak at twilight and it bites throughout the day.
The Anopheles mosquito is responsible for transmitting malaria.
Culex mosquitoes are the main vector for Japanese B – Encephalitis