Dengue Prevention: Eliminate Dengue With These Condo Tips

Jul 29, 2022

You've just moved into a beautiful new condo and are about to start enjoying the property. But before your fun can begin, little do you know that mosquitoes might be hungry for some blood. 

Mosquitoes can be found worldwide but are most prevalent in tropical areas like the Philippines. They don't fly too far away from where they hatched, so if you live in an area with lots of mosquitoes, you'll likely have them around your condo. So what does this mean for you? Well, it means that if you're going to enjoy your new place without getting sick, then there are a few things that you need to do. 

Are you worried about becoming a victim of the dengue mosquito? Well, don't worry anymore. Vista Residences is here to provide simple condo living tips on how to prevent dengue Philippines and protect your condo against dengue mosquitos.

What is dengue?

Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. The symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, headache, rash, and joint pain. Dengue infection can be fatal if left untreated.

The most common symptom of dengue is a sudden onset of high fever, which may last for several days or up to 2 weeks. Other symptoms include muscle aches, fatigue, and loss of appetite. People who have been infected with dengue may experience nausea or vomiting. In rare cases, dengue infection can lead to bleeding problems such as prolonged bleeding from the gums or nose while also causing blood in urine or feces.

The disease is most dangerous when you have other health problems that make you more vulnerable. If you have any of the following conditions, talk to your doctor about whether or not it's safe for you to travel: diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or kidney disease.

Why should you eliminate dengue?

Eliminating dengue means you can go about daily without worrying about getting sick. It will also make you feel more comfortable and confident in your surroundings, which is something you should never take for granted.

Mosquitos love to eat blood, but that doesn't mean you have to let them get their hands on yours. To prevent getting infected with dengue fever and other complications, you must learn how to prevent dengue at home and keep these mosquito pests at bay.

Tips On How to Prevent Dengue at Condo

As a condo owner, you might have noticed the growing presence of mosquito pests in your building. It seems as if dengue mosquitos are getting more active in your area. While it may be inevitable to live with them, there are ways you can reduce their activity and protect your home from potential mosquito-borne illnesses.

Eliminate standing water around your condo space.

This includes puddles, flower pots, birdbaths, etc. If there are any stagnant pools of water on your property, ensure they are covered with something like a tarp or netting so that mosquitoes don't find their way into your home through these areas. If standing water is on your floor or around sinks, you should empty it immediately, so mosquitoes do not breed in such areas.

Close doors and windows as much as possible. 

While it's a good idea to keep your doors and windows closed as much as possible to keep mosquitoes and other insects out, this isn't always the most practical solution.

Install screens

Consider buying quality bug screens if you enjoy airing out your condo frequently. It will allow air to circulate in your room while keeping mosquitoes out. The spaces under your doors and air vents, as well as any other potential access sites, must all be covered in screening for this to be a successful solution. As tears in insect screens can be large enough for mosquitoes and other insects to pass through, they must also be checked frequently to ensure they are repaired.

When you're awake, you can keep an eye out for mosquitoes, but if one bites you while you're asleep, you might not notice. Consider adding a mosquito net to your doors and windows if they don't already have bug screens to provide you with additional security.

Keep garbage cans closed when not used (and empty them often). 

Mosquitoes love the smell of garbage, so if there is any food left out or if the garbage can smells too much like food, this could attract unwanted visitors into your home, where they could multiply quickly and cause havoc for you and your family!

Use mosquito repellents

Use electric mosquito repellants to prevent mosquito bites on your skin if you reside in a Dengue hotspot. Use insect repellent sprays to cover any exposed skin before going outside. Ensure the substances are safe to use on the skin and have enough repelling qualities to keep mosquitoes away.

Wear long sleeves and long pants, if you like to, preferably in beige, white, or light grey. Use a blouse with a collar, and tuck the bottom of your jeans into your socks for added protection. Spray some bug repellent on your clothing as well; don't forget.

Burn scented candles

Why not try defensive decorating if you detest mosquito repellents? Several candles, incense sticks, and aroma diffusers can effectively repel mosquitoes. Products that contain citronella, lavender, peppermint, and orange make your home smell good to humans while warding off insects.

These decorative repellents can also be positioned outside your condo. Just be sure to put out candles before leaving them. A fire wouldn't be a suitable replacement for your mosquito problems.

Keep a fan running at all times. 

Most Filipinos probably reach for the electric fan as soon as they notice a mosquito in the air. When you're not home or sleeping—mosquitoes will seek shelter in areas with little air circulation, and there's nothing worse than finding yourself covered in bug bites while you're trying to sleep!

The artificial wind not only drives off mosquitoes but also keeps you cool. Put an aluminum screen over the front of a box-shaped electric fan and fasten it using zip ties. You'll be astonished to learn that mosquitoes are naturally drawn to the fan's blades and end up glued to the screen.

You can spray them with alcohol or leave them to perish naturally on the screens to end them.

Keep your home well-lit and airy.

Mosquitoes frequently visit regions that are moist and gloomy. Make sure your home or room is well-lit to deter mosquitoes from entering. 

Protect yourself from mosquitoes by using these easy tips.

Eliminating dengue mosquitos from your condo is not as difficult as you think. It will just take a little preparation, plus expert help and guidance. While dengue in condominiums is relatively rare, it is wise to take simple dengue prevention steps to avoid it in your unit. You don't need any special condo living equipment or chemicals. Just be proactive and accessible to the eyes.

With these suggestions, you can stay safe and protect yourself from contracting the dengue virus. If you notice any of the first signs of dengue fever (like fever, headaches, muscle pain, nausea), contact a doctor near your condo immediately to prevent an infection. If you want a condominium to avoid dengue and other mosquito-borne diseases, Vista Residences is the right place for you.

For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.  

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