As mosquitoes are endemic to this region, preventive measures are necessary to achieve better results in our national effort to control this disease-transmitting vector.
All known mosquito breeding sources need to be eliminated.
For instance, flowerpot saucers containing stagnant water are still commonly found along residential corridors, and mosquito larvae have been found in them from time to time.
Source reduction is the most effective way of controlling the mosquito population. It also reduces the use of pesticides in our environment.
Fong Hang Yin (Ms)