Do the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout at home to keep dengue at bay

by Our Neighbourhood
Do the 5-step Mozzie Wipeout at home to keep dengue at bay

Even as Singapore reported a slight decline (-5%) in the number of dengue cases (128 cases) in the week ending June 26 compared to the previous week, we can’t let our guard down in fighting dengue.

As we approach the warmer months of the year, National Environment Agency expects an increase in the number of dengue cases due to the accelerated breeding cycle and maturation of the Aedes mosquito, which is also exacerbated by the shorter incubation period of the dengue virus.

With most people working from home during the ongoing Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), residents are encouraged to practise the following mozzie wipeout steps at least once a week to remove stagnant water.

Mozzie Wipeout ‘B-L-O-C-K’

  1. Break up hardened soil
  2. Lift and empty flowerpot plates
  3. Overturn pails and wipe their rims
  4. Change water in vases
  5. Keep roof gutters clear and place BTI insecticide

You should also look out for potential mosquito breeding in your house at these top five breeding spots:

  • Domestic containers (pails)
  • Flowerpot plates / trays 
  • Ornamental containers (vases)
  • Plants (hardened soil and plant axils) 
  • Toilet bowls / cisterns

Regular dengue prevention efforts are also being carried out by Jurong-Clementi Town Council. Our estate management officers conduct scheduled checks on the canopies of linkways to ensure that there are no discarded items and water ponding. During the daily cleaning routine, our cleaners also remove discarded items in common areas to prevent any accumulation of water.

Other crucial steps in the fight against dengue include flushing and oiling the drains in common areas regularly. Inspection is also conducted for lightning conductor pits on walkways and at inspection chambers to spot water accumulation in these areas. Cleaners will also be deployed to clear incense burning areas and rubbish containers during the upcoming seventh lunar month.

随着我国迈入较炎热的月份,我们必须提高警惕,预防蚊虫滋生。国家环境局预测,由于伊蚊繁殖周期加快,骨痛热症病毒潜伏期缩短,因此骨痛热症病例将有所增加。我们可尽一份力,采取简单步骤,遏制蚊虫滋生:铲松干硬的泥土;清除花盆底盘的积水;将水桶擦干,倒置存放;更换花瓶里的水;疏通阻塞的屋顶檐槽,放入灭蚊药。裕廊—金文泰市镇会也将定期进行喷雾除蚊工作。

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