Being prepared for Dengue-Chikungunya season

It is time to welcome the month of July and along with it, the monsoon season that comes along with it. Though the rains bring relief from the sweltering heat, there is also the risk of diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya—whatever be the diseases, you can prevent their occurrence by following some practical steps beforehand. Be it cleaning your surroundings, to fixing leaks, and water standing areas, or hiring pest control services in Delhi before the monsoon, there are many steps to be followed.

Water audit

Conduct a check in and around your home for areas, where water collects. Look out for birdfeeders, or large containers, or bottles lying around. If you have old vehicle tires lying around, beware. Be sure to drill holes so water does not collect in them. If there is water accumulation in and around your house, spreading bleach powder around could be helpful in killing any mosquitoes that may have bred there.

If you love gardening, then it is likely that you will have empty flower pots in your home. Clear and upturn them. The same goes for unused buckets. If you have spare buckets just sitting there collecting water, empty them. If you flower pot was poor water absorption, it is likely that rainwater gathers in it. Ensure that all your flower pots have a great drainage system.

If you use an air cooler to keep the temperature down, then make sure that the water tray is cleaned every day. This should be done, even if you do not use it every day.

Water tanks, be it overhead or underground are a prime spot for those winged creatures spreading disease. Check your water tank for mosquito infestation. If it is not covered, then make sure that there is a cover with a lock on it.

Garbage audit

Look out for clogged drains, uncovered dustbins, etc. If any open drains are clogged around your home, they are an open invitation to mosquitoes for breeding spots. Be sure to remove the blockage so that water does not accumulate in them. If you cannot do this yourself, you can hire professional plumbers to do it for you. Spreading around some bleach powder or potassium permanganate could purify your surroundings.

Don’t leave your dustbins open without a lid. As it already contains trash, it is a welcome spot for mosquitoes to breed. Make sure you clean the trash bin every day. Separate you dry waste from your wet trash. It is best to spray your dustbin with some disinfectant.

6 .Water tanks

It is best to make sure that the water tank is cleaned once before the monsoon comes. Make sure that it is drained properly. Let it dry in the sun before filling it up. This is something that may require you to get professional help.

But if you want to do it yourself, here are some simple tips.

DIY: How to clean water tank

Empty the tank out
Scrub the interior walls of the reservoir to remove the dirt and grime, which collects due to extended period of water holding.
Rinse out the dirt.
Use some household bleach and water (1 spoon for every gallon of water).
Apply this solution to the interior walls, and let it sit for 2 hours.
After that, scrub the tank thoroughly with clean water.
Refill with drinking water.
Folks, in this post, we spoke about some practical tips to stay safe from various fevers, as the monsoon season sets in. As you have heard sometimes, prevention is better than cure. Though it sounds cliché, being adequately prepared for the dengue-chikungunya season is the best way to avoid illness.

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