We could go beyond the Five-Step Mozzie Wipeout method to prevent mosquito breeding.
Most homes and some offices have more than one toilet. I suggest that we also check for stagnant water at least once a week in the following locations:
- Toilet bowls and water cisterns in seldom-used toilets;
- Wash basins that are seldom used;
- Floor traps in seldom-used areas;
- Drip trays under drainer racks for cutlery and dishes.
In addition, we should place a cap or a fine net over the overflow pipe of the water cisterns.
A good practice is also to flush away stagnant water. If stagnant water is expected to be present for a week or more, I suggest using some bleach.
I hope the above will help us in our joint efforts to stop mosquito breeding.
Ng Khee Yang (Dr)