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How to get rid of Dengue mosquito and other types of Mosquitoes

Updated on April 11, 2014
Mosquito dangerous attack
Mosquito dangerous attack

How to get of mosquitoes

Use led Mosquito lights to get rid of them

Types of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes in most tropical countries can spread diseases if not properly controlled as they harbor viruses that usually carry Dengue fever, Malaria and Yellow fever.

There are over 27.000 types but they may be placed under these three major categories

  • Aedes- Otherwise called "floodwater" mosquitoes because flooding accelerates the hatching of their eggs .The Aedes physical noticeable features are abdomens with pointed tips. They include such species as the yellow-fever mosquito (Aedes aegypti) and the Asian tiger (mosquito Aedes albopictus).

They usually attack at dawn and in the early evening. Their bites are painful

  • Anopheles- These tend to breed where there are bodies of permanent fresh water. This type of mosquito has abdomens with pointed tips. They include several species, such as the common malaria mosquito (Anopheles quadrimaculatus), that can spread malaria to humans.
  • Culex- These tend to breed in quiet, still, standing water. Culex mosquitoes have abdomens with blunt tips. They include several species such as the northern house mosquito (Culex pipiens). They tend to live only a few weeks during the summer months. They persistently bite (preferring birds over humans) and attack at dawn or after dusk. Their bite is painful.

How to Get Rid Of Mosquitoes

Mosquito control Practices

If for any reason you are planning on taking a trip to a Caribbean island there are some precautions you should take.

1. Do an excellent search for disease outbreak like those mentioned above

2. Take adequate insect repellent with you.

3. You can also take repellent in the forms of lights and candles

4. Make sure plants in the building you are staying are planted in soil instead of water as this is a good breeding area.

5. Keep the trough of none frost refrigerator dry.

6. Cover trash containers to keep out rain

7. Punch holes in the tins of all canned foods you eat before putting them in the garbage so mosquitoes will not hatch in them.

8. Empty and wash all containers used for the feeding of pets.

9..Make sure grass and shrubbery around the building are well trimmed

10 Container used around the house should be covered.

11. Coconut eaten on your vacation which is a good way of cooling down, husk should be cut into small pieces so it does not hold water.

12 Close doors and windows at twilight even if you have screen this is the time when mosquitoes attack most.

Author:(Soy Criada) Juliet Christie Murray

How to get rid of mosquitoes is an age old question. As we advance there are more and more sophisticated ways of doing so However the least expensive and environmentally effective and friendly way is prevention.


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      susanartman 7 years ago

      Those are great preventive mosquito tips. It's better to take the extra steps ahead of time before you have a mosquito infestation. Effective mosquito traps will interrupt the breeding cycle and virtually eliminate the pests from your yard for an entire season. Here's an example of one:

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      sharkarama 8 years ago

      Great Hub, thanks for sharing. You can also use a mosquito trap to help control mosquitoes:

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      Flea Treatment 8 years ago

      Thanks very much for the info. I didn't realise there were so many different types of mosquitoes..

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      NarayanKrishna 8 years ago from The country of Mount Everest

      Would like to express view on Evil sprits. Do you think it is there? Do you know who is evil? It is the crooked human itself (man or woman). If some one is jealous about you and harm on you that person is evil. Is not it?

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      Edwin Clark 9 years ago from Thailand by way of New York

      Great tips Juliet. Maybe it would be a great idea to make basil into a fabric so we can make shirts and pants =)

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      guidebaba 9 years ago from India

      Nice Tips Dear. Well Done.

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      glassvisage 9 years ago from Northern California

      Definitely good tips. We have a lot of standing water around our house after it rains, and we're not that great about dumping it, so that usually has bad results :(

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      Juliet Christie Murray 9 years ago from Sandy Bay Jamaica

      Did you know that in some African homes the plant know as tame basil is planted by the door of houses to prevent mosquitoes entering? In the West Indies if seen there it is believed to be there to run evil Spirits