The mosquitoes commonly found in and around human habitation are:
Anopheles :Responsible for causing Malaria. Anopheles breeds in stagnant collections of clean water such as ponds, lakes, overhead tanks, underground tanks etc.
Culex : Responsible for causing filariasis, which causes fever and acute swelling of the lymph glands. Culex breeds in stagnant collections of polluted water such as drains, gutters, septic tanks etc.
Aedes :Responsible for causing Dengue. Aedes breeds in man made collections of clean water such as water coolers, pots, old tyres, can, empty bottles, flower vases etc.
Control Measures :
• Mosquitoes are known to breed in wet areas. Hence water logging in our surrounding areas should be avoided.
• Mosquitoes make entry in to our premises during evening time. Hence one of the best preventive measures against mosquito is to close all doors and windows of our premises during evening time.
• Fogging and Spraying is very effective against mosquito.
• Larvicide should be sprayed to all water logging areas.
Frequency : Fortnightly Visits/ Weekly Visits