Zika virus disease is caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. People with Zika virus disease can have symptoms including mild fever, skin rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise or headache. Recently, Zika has made its way to Southeast Asia, with a few cases reported in Malaysia already. Due to the climate and humidity, we are more at risk at it is the perfect environment for mosquitoes to breed and attack. We at Mr D.I.Y want you and your loved ones to stay healthy and virus-free, so here are some precautionary steps you can take to keep the virus away.
1. Cover Up Before Heading Out
To avoid mosquito bites, remember to wear the right clothing and cover up especially when heading outdoors or places where there will be more mosquitoes such as parks and recreational areas.
2. Keep Your Home Safe Naturally
For a natural, anti-toxic solution, this candle is perfect for your home as it contains Lemongrass which has Citronella oil in it and is effective in keeping mosquitoes and other insects away as well, such as houseflies. The candle is able to last up to 18 hours, and its non-poisonous formulation is a new technology from Japan.
3. Electronic Devices That Kill Mosquitoes
When nobody’s at home, lighting up repellents may not be safe as it is a fire hazard so an electronic trap will do the job just fine. The trap uses ultraviolet black light to lure mosquitoes into an electrically charged metal grid, destroying them quickly.
4. Swat Them Away!
This electric swatter will kill mosquitoes instantly and is great for the home, garage or camp site. It is also rechargeable and is an effective, convenient, and hygienic insect terminator, as it leaves no smudge, smear or mess to clean up after.
5. Repel Them Away!
There is no known cure for Zika, therefore it is always important to keep your home safe from mosquitoes in order to avoid getting infected by the virus. The best way to do so is to constantly spray your home with an effective mosquito repellent as it is the best way of getting rid of mosquitoes.
Do follow these steps and keep your home safe from Zika. If you have any more tips and suggestions, do let us know in the comment section below!