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What would be a good way to control or kill dengue & other mosquitoes in homes easily and effectively ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Tips

Keep roof gutters clean from debris.
Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting.

In brief: Tips

Keep roof gutters clean from debris.
Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting.
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Dr. Robert Isaacs
Standing water needs to be drained every 2 days unless it is treated with a larvacide. Plug-in whole room mosquito repellants are available. DEET based mosquito repellant sprays are effective and (despite their negative press) are safe (20% for infants and children, 35% for adults). Permethrin is also a good choice, as mentioned. Mosquito attractant traps are also an option.
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