Monsoon is beautiful, but there come the PESTS!

Monsoon is the most awaited season of the year due to its pleasant weather. However what we cannot ignore is a host of health problems it brings along. Just like everything has a positive and negative side, so does monsoon as it brings a relief after summers but also brings along gloomy, dull weather favourable for pest invasion too. Rainy season becomes a perfect breeding ground for pests and insects which in turn lead to a lot of diseases that affect a lot of people!

For the same reason, monsoon has also been dreaded as a season of health hazards as the number of flies and mosquitoes suddenly seem to increase in number everywhere and in the house. Infections and diseases such as dengue, malaria, typhoid, respiratory tract infections, cold and flu etc. become very common during this season; therefore, knowing how to prevent these by also keeping those pests at bay is very essential.

If you want to have the happiest monsoon; then make sure your house is pest-free as pests cause some serious health problems.

Here a few health hazards that these pesky pests and insects like cockroaches, termites, bed bugs, mosquitoes can cause; few precautions and sources from where they step in during monsoons :

DANGERS

Dengue : Dengue fever is caused by viruses that are transmitted to people by mosquitoes. It causes high fever, skin rash and pain, mostly headaches and joint pain which are usually very severe.

Chikungunya : This disease is similar to the dengue fever causing severe illness with an acute febrile phase lasting for two to five days. Chikungunya is followed by a longer period of joint pains.

Malaria : Malaria again is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. People with malaria often experience fever, chills, and flu-like illness. If left untreated, they may develop severe complications over the days and die. Ensure that your house and surroundings are absolutely clean to avoid air-borne or water-borne infections.

PRECAUTIONS

Such harmful are the effects of pests and mosquitoes in this season of monsoon. Hence, dangers that these pests and insects cause during monsoon are many. But we can always prevent the dangers they cause by taking a few precautions ourselves.

Firstly, you can make efforts to keep your society clean. Before the rains begin, get all gutters cleaned. Any collection of water outside your house will allow mosquitoes to breed.

Similarly, contact with dirty water should be avoided as because most of the monsoon infections are water-borne and may cause fungal and bacterial infections.

Safeguard yourself and your children against those mosquitoes by making them wear long pants and long sleeve T-shirts.

Protect yourself against the water borne diseases. Dirty water mixed with soil and sewage during this time can cause infections too as it also becomes a favourite ground for pests. And any such overflowing ground water can contaminate the tap water too. Ensure you boil the water before use or use filtered water.

Eat freshly cooked food and do wash and clean the salads and any leafy vegetables to get rid of germs.

Maintain proper sanitary standards as poor sanitation is yet another major cause for the spread of infections and diseases during monsoons.

SOURCES

• The most common breeding area for these mosquitoes is stagnant water.

• Mosquitoes are also traced near the edge of slow moving water.

• Dim, shady and damp areas are their very favourite.

• Keep your bathroom clean and dry as a damp bathroom can attract earthworms.

• Water logged in flower pots inside the house.

• Make sure there is no water accumulation in tyres, cans, vases and other such stuff.

Prevent stagnation of water near your house, in coolers, flower pots etc. All such sources of water such as storage tanks and wells should be covered and cleaned to stop breeding of mosquitoes and prevent mosquito borne diseases. Make sure you use insect repellents, disinfectants and take precautions to stay away from mosquitoes, flies, cockroaches and termites. A timely pest control service during this season is the best thing you can choose.

Mosquitoes breed in polluted stagnant water, and are a major pest problem in urban areas like Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi etc. where it breeds in drains. Hence, pest control in Bangalore, pest control in Chennai, pest control in Mumbai, termite control in Delhi are a few services that one should get it done on a regular basis.

WARNING SIGNS

One nasty bite can land you in the pool of illness. So, when is it right to actually decide it’s time to call Hicare pest control experts?

• When you notice mosquito borne diseases like dengue spreading significantly in your area and affecting your family.

• Somebody you know is affected by dengue, malaria etc.

• During monsoons, as these conditions are perfect for mosquito breeding.

Hope you are going to make note of these causes and tips to get rid of those troublesome monsoon pests. What else do you think one can do to for an effective pest control during monsoon season? Do share your thoughts in the comments below.

Did you spot mosquitoes yet?

If you nodded, then Call Hicare today on 39889988 for expert advice and to schedule a mosquito inspection for your home! Hicare experts will definitely help you get rid of those dangerous pests the right way!

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