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The common types of mosquitoes at home and how to get rid of them

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Mosquitos
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How do you prevent mosquito breeding at home in Singapore?

Many mosquito breeding sites are found in a home. In Singapore, the most common mosquito breeding sites include:

– Water containers (such as plant pots, buckets, bottle caps, etc.)

– Plant saucers and plant trays

– Plant potting mixes – Bird baths

– Rainwater collection systems

– Water storage tanks (e.g. in the toilet)

– Old tyres

– Water in gutters

– Wash basins

– And many more

The most common mosquitoes in Singapore are the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes Albopictus, and Aedes aegypti. Aedes Albopictus is commonly known as the “tiger mosquito” because of its striped appearance.

The Asian Tiger Mosquito and Aedes aegypti are the two most common mosquitoes in Singapore. They lay their eggs in water containers, especially in the early morning, after a rainfall. The eggs are white and can be laid in as little as a tablespoon of water.

Then the larvae hatch in 2-3 days, feed on algae and organic materials in the water. They can live for about 2 weeks in the water, feeding on organic matter and growing. The larvae then pupate in the water, then emerge as adults in about 2 weeks. Adult mosquitoes live for about 2 weeks and feed on animals or humans.

If you have a plant pot, a plant saucer, or a potting mix container, you must ensure that it does not have any water in it. This is the most common way of mosquito breeding at home in Singapore.

What do I do if I see mosquitoes in my home?

If you have noticed mosquitoes in your home, inspect the premises to check for mosquito breeding sites.

Here are some tips to help you prevent mosquito breeding at home in Singapore:

– Empty all water containers (such as plant pots, buckets, bottle caps, etc.) – Plant saucers and plant trays

– Plant potting mixes

– Bird baths

– Rainwater collection systems

– Water storage tanks (e.g. in the toilet)

– Old tyres

– Water in gutters

– Wash basins

– And many more

It is important to prevent mosquito breeding at home in Singapore to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.

If you have any question on how to prevent mosquito breeding at home in Singapore, please feel free to contact us at +65 64558188 or email us at [email protected]!

How do I protect myself from mosquitoes in Singapore?

Here are some tips to protect yourself from mosquitoes in Singapore:

– Wear light-coloured, loose-fitting clothing

– Wear long-sleeved tops and trousers

– Keep your arms and legs covered

– Wear a mosquito repellent

– Use a mosquito repellent coil or mat

– Use mosquito repellent containing DEET

– Use mosquito repellent with Picaridin

– Spray your room with a mosquito repellent

– Spray your room with an insecticide

– Use a mosquito net

– Use a mosquito zapper

The most effective way to protect yourself from mosquitoes is to use insect repellents containing DEET.

Here are some tips to help you avoid mosquitoes in Singapore:

– Stay indoors in the evenings

– Stay indoors during dawn and dusk

– Stay indoors when it’s raining

– Avoid the outdoors when there is a lot of water on the ground

– Keep your windows closed

– Use an air-conditioner

– Use mosquito repellents containing DEET


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