Recognizing facts about dengue spread mosquitoes

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Recognizing facts about dengue spread mosquitoes

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We know that some diseases are spread by animals. Like dengue hemorrhagic fever spread by Aedes Aegypti. This disease can become a plague that causes death.
I once wrote an article about the disease of dengue fever and can read here
For that we need to know various facts about the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. By understanding this mosquito we can anticipate the possibility of Aedes Aegypti attack.

1. White stripe is not zebra
We can recognize the characteristics of this dengue mosquito by observing the pattern of white streaks around the body and legs. This mosquito is black with white stripes. But it isn't a zebra because zebra didn't bite and suck human blood.

2. Ideal habitat
Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes prefer to live in places that look clean but moist and runny. This is because the location is a habitat for dengue mosquito eggs to develop into adult mosquitoes. For example, trees with holes in the trunk, toilets, vehicle tires that are not used, plant pots, drinking places for pets, toys, vases, swimming pools, trash cans, and so forth.

3. Working time
Dengue mosquitoes are most active in finding prey about two hours after sunrise and several hours before sunset. Or you can bite at night in a well-lit location. Besides humans, the Aedes aegypti mosquito can also bite dogs and other domestic mammals.


4. Malignant female mosquito
Female mistresses are mosquitoes that bite and suck human blood. this is done to meet the needs while laying eggs. They need blood for egg production. Mosquitoes infected with dengue virus transmit dengue virus, which causes dengue fever to humans through small bites into the skin. So we know that mosquitoes that bite are a type of female. Based on research, female dengue mosquitoes are happy to spend their lives in or around the house and can fly an average of 400 meters.

5. Aedes Aegypti geographical area
Dengue mosquitoes prefer to settle and breed quickly in hot and humid areas, such as Indonesia and tropical countries. Seasonal changes and high rainfall are associated with increased cases of dengue fever. This happens because when the female egg season changes start laying eggs. For lay eggs they have to look for blood. The easiest target is to suck in human blood. When biting, this is a contagious dengue virus infection. Dengue virus infection is usually higher if the victim is outdoors and during the day. However, that does not mean that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes cannot breed indoors or bite at night.



. Eradicating Dengue Fever Mosquito Nest

Now that we know the bloody mosquito with some of the facts, it is time for us to prevent their attacks together by narrowing the space for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. Dengue fever can be prevented by eradicating the habitat or nest of Aedes aegypti. The trick is as follows:

1. Drain the puddle of water
Once a week, check and dispose of standing water in any place that can be used as a water reservoir outside and inside the house. Drain the tub regularly so it is not used as a mosquito nest.

2. Close water storage
Close the water reservoir so that mosquitoes cannot enter to lay eggs and breed.

3. Discard or bury used equipment
Dispose of items that are not used. If there are cans that are removed or buried so that they do not become mosquito breeding grounds. If you have a septic tank at home, fix any gaps or cracks immediately.

4. Wear gauze and mosquito net
Prevent dengue mosquitoes from entering the house by closing ventilation holes, windows and doors, using mosquito netting, closing holes including plumbing holes, and turning on the air conditioner if available. When sleeping, use mosquito nets to prevent mosquitoes from coming.

5. Use larvacide
Sprinkling larvicide powder in water reservoirs at home that is difficult to clean, this powder can kill mosquito larvae.

6. Mosquito repellent plants
There are several types of plants that are not liked by mosquitoes. The aroma that comes from plants is hated by mosquitoes. Plant mosquito repellent, such as lemongrass, lavender, kecombrang, and others will be able to help repel mosquitoes.

7. Don't hang clothes
Hanging clothes are often used as mosquito nests. Especially dark colored clothes will become a favorite place for mosquitoes. Therefore, do not hang clothes in the house that can become mosquito breeding grounds.

Come on, prevent dengue mosquitoes from breeding diligently cleaning the house. If there are signs of dengue fever such as severe headaches, sudden high fever, muscle and joint pain, pain behind the eyes, feeling tired, nausea, vomiting, red spots appear on the skin, nose or bleeding gums, seek treatment immediately to the nearest hospital.
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Thank you for an interesting article.

I got dengue 25 years ago when holidaying on the island of Aitutaki in the Cook Islands. Laid me low for 3 days with fever. I could feel every joint in my body at the same time! A wonderful experience, that I hope none of you ever have to suffer.

I went bush walking on the island and didn't realise there was dengue carrying Aedes mosquitoes around. If I had known, I would have worn long pants instead of shorts! The temperature was around 35C (about 95F) with almost 100% humidity, so I went with comfort rather than safety.

One of the more serious impacts is the damage to your eyesight. Even now, 25 years after the event, I still get sore eyes when out in the sun too long. Thankfully, I have prescription glasses that have UV reducing lens so I do get some eye protection.

When living in the tropics, please keep the land around your home clean. A common place for mosquitoes to breed is in drinking containers thrown away, or in coconut shells that have not been turned upside down. Remove all fallen coconuts and burn the ones that are no good.

Burn coconut palm branches and bark in the mornings and evenings as the smoke confuses the carbon dioxide signals given off by mammals. In your home, consider burning incense in the main living quarters.

Mosquitoes follow carbon dioxide leads to their hosts, warm blooded animals we call mammals that breathe out CO2. We too are mammals, so mosquitoes are parasitic to us, cats, dogs, horses, cattle, goats, and so on.

Dengue fever usually affects just humans although monkeys may get it too. Other mammals when bitten, can become vectors of the disease so we need to look after livestock and pets as well by keeping their living spaces clean. If you have livestock or mammalian pets near your homes, then be even more vigilant in removing any containers of water!

Here's a link I hope you find useful:

Another horrible family member of Dengue mosquito is Anopheles mosquito that spreads malaria fever. Both of them are enemies of man. We must deal with them before they deal with us.

Yes. Indonesia is a climate-friendly region and is very prone to dengue fever. Every change of season when mosquitoes spread bloody fever.
Dengue fever can be a cause of death and be a case that occurs throughout the year. Moreover, we know that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are rapidly growing like you and we must always maintain cleanliness.
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I agree. The problem we all have is this: our governments have to spend a lot of money on military and other very important portfolios. Up to us and the communities we live in to take action, and to keep our own neighbourhoods clean. Let governments focus on keeping our countries secure from external threats, so we can focus on keeping our own environments as pest free as we can. God willing, working together we can save each other!