Other than COVID-19 and General Election 2020, another hot topic these days is dengue.
In case you’ve missed it, dengue has been a rising issue this year as the number of cases has spiked.
As of now, we already have 15,270 cases, and the National Environment Agency (NEA) is doing its best to make door-to-door house visits to ensure that we don’t make our homes a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
And mind you, we aren’t even done with the year yet. We’re only in the seventh month.
And if you’re curious, here are the number of cases in just the past seven weeks.
So if you haven’t checked your home and ensured that there’s no stagnant water lying around, maybe this video by the NEA would make you do that right away.
NEA Posts Horrifying Footage of How Many Mosquitoes Can be Bred in a Small Area
NEA posted a video to their Facebook page on 3 July showing everyone just how many mosquitoes can be bred in a small area.
News flash, it’s a lot.
I’ve got goosebumps just by looking at the video.
Other than posting the video, NEA has also spoken out about how residential areas located in the dengue clusters namely Clover Ave, Arnasalam Chetty Road/Kim Yam Road, and Aljunied/Geylang Road had profuse mosquito breeding.
And unfortunately, as much as they hope for the opposite, they still come across many houses with quite a few mosquito breeding habitats.
Are you now compelled to check your own pots and pails to make sure you don’t see such a sight?
Well, you should, because other than protecting yourself and others from possibly getting dengue, you are also avoiding a fine.
NEA has announced that from 15 July 2020 onwards, they will be imposing enhanced penalties for households, construction sites, and Town Councils if they are found to be breeding mosquitoes.
Protecting Yourself From Dengue
So how do I protect myself and my family from dengue?
NEA has uploaded a short video to tell you exactly what to do.
But if you prefer to read it or keep this in your notes somewhere, I have noted them all down for you.
Here are the five simple steps of what you should do if you see mosquitoes or if you’re in a dengue cluster area.
- Apply mosquito repellent to protect from mosquito bites.
- Spray insecticide in the toilet and dark corners of your home.
- Cooperate with NEA officers, allow them to check your homes for mosquito breeding habitats.
- Do the MOZZIE WIPEOUT regularly.
5. Subscribe to dengue and Aedes mosquito alerts on myENV app.
So let’s all do our part by following the five simple steps to keep everyone safe.