World Mosquito Day 2019: Places in Your House Mosquitoes Like Aedes Aegypti, Anopheles and Culex Hide at
- by disha-gavandi
- Aug 23, 2019 18:53
World Mosquito Day is celebrated every year on August 20 and the day is dedicated to a vital discovery by a British doctor, Sir Ronald Ross in 1897, therefore a separate day is kept as a sign of the discovery.
The important discovery said that it was the "female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans" because male mosquitoes don't bite us. To commemorate the day, every year the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine celebrates the day as World Mosquito Day since the 1930s. It is no news that mosquitoes lead to a gamut of health issues that can even turn fatal.
The vector can carry and spread diseases to humans causes and are responsible for thousands of deaths every year via diseases like Dengue, Malaria, Chikungunya, etc. It is important to spread awareness about the mosquitoes to help fight the diseases better. Not many people even know that there exist several types of mosquitoes that may carry different diseases. For example, three types of mosquitos- Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors which means they are living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases to humans from animals.
While Aedes mosquito is known to spread diseases such as Chikungunya, Dengue fever, Lymphatic filariasis, Rift Valley fever, Yellow fever, Zika, etc., Anopheles is known to spread Malaria and Lymphatic filariasis as well. Culex, on the other hand, is known to spread Japanese encephalitis, lymphatic filariasis, and West Nile fever. Such mosquitoes may be lurking around in your house as well, therefore it is important to make sure that your house is free of such mosquitoes so that you and your family lead a healthy life. The area behind the curtain acts as a safe place for the mosquitoes to hide as it is usually untouched and gives them shade.
Spray mosquito repellents behind the curtain as well. If your dustbin contains moist stuff, there are chances that you may have dangerous mosquitoes lurking around your house. Keep your dustbin dry and clean it from time to time. A bathroom is a place that has a lot of water, make sure no bucket or vessel contains water kept for a long time. They may turn into a breeding ground for dangerous mosquitoes.
Corners of the room are another place that provides shade to the mosquitoes and acts as a safe place for the vectors to hide. You can spray disinfectant in your house to get rid of these vectors or even use coils and agarbattis that are known to keep mosquitoes at bay. However, if anyone in your house suffers from asthma, look for natural ways to keep your house free of mosquitoes.