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Prevention

Control Methods
A.

Environmental Control:

Get rid of all potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Example of potential breeding grounds include stagnant water collected in:-

Flower vase and pot plates
Watering cans
Pails, water storage jars
Discarded receptacles
Unused toilet bowls and sinks
Choked / sunken roof gutters
Canvas / plastic sheets
Ponds

Flower Bowl and mosquito breeding found within the bowl
Unused toilet Bowls
Mosquito breeding found within the bowl
Unused toilet bowls
   
Collection of water in the Aircon Tray
Unused gully trap
Collection of water in the Aircon Tray
Unused gully trap

The Anti-Mosquito Valve

   
B. Chemical Control:
Insecticides can be used to kill larvae / pupae and adult mosquitoes. They are dispensed as sprays, mists, aerosols and granules.
Fogging
C. Biological Control:
Fishes Biological agents such as predators,parasites or pathogens of mosquitoes and their larvae are used. Examples include rearing of fishes such as guppies in garden ponds to feed on any mosquito larvae or pupae.
Information Courtesy of Ministry of Health