It can be very irritating when you are waken up in the middle of the night from noises that drive you up the wall. Besides the buzzing noise, you are also at risk of having your blood sucked by those annoying mosquitoes and risked being transmitted with various diseases. One of them is Malaria.
What is Malaria?
Malaria is a life threatening disease caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which is spread through the bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. As far-fetched it may sound, the origin of malaria suggests that it has evolved at least 100 million years ago! In 2015, an estimated 214 million cases of Malaria were reported globally. While in Malaysia, data shows that there were a total of 3922 cases reported back in 2014.
What is the key to Malaria’s growth?
Did you know? The main driver from Malaria growth is caused by protein molecules called cyclins that lead to cells dividing rapidly in the Malaria parasite. In case you’re wondering, cyclin is one of the most important protein molecules needed for cell division.
As a result, these cells tend to divide quickly and enabled them to spread quickly in blood cells. Hence, this explains the rapid growth of Malaria as these cells are the main contributors to the biological processes that occur at the proper time.
This discovery may bring significant changes because it is the dawn to new treatments. The fact that scientists now understand how the Malaria parasite thrives within the mosquito and its human host may be a turning point for this situation.
So what are the symptoms of Malaria?
While we have no control over the growth of Malaria, it is highly encouraged to keep ourselves in check with the symptoms of Malaria before it’s too late. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to seek medical help as soon as possible:
What could be done to minimise the breeding of mosquitoes?
Nobody likes to be greeted with unwanted visitors like mosquitoes, especially when they are capable of threatening our lives. Therefore, the most effective way to get rid of mosquitoes is to arrange for specialised treatments by fully licensed pest control professionals. At Rentokil, we offer Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) solution:
- The reduction of mosquito infestation requires eliminating potential breeding grounds. This can be carried out by frequently checking and removing stagnant water collected by unused items in the premises.
- Larviciding treatment is carried out to control the development of mosquitoes’ larvae.
- Thermal fogging can effectively eliminate the harbouring and breeding of adult mosquitoes surrounding your premises compound.
- Adult mosquito trap eliminates mosquitoes by distributing a scent around the trap. The scent will lure mosquitoes to it and have them sucked in by a fan. Trapped adult mosquitoes eventually dehydrate and die, breaking the breeding life-cycle.
- Chemical intervention through ULV treatment is another way to eliminate adult mosquitoes which also helps in breaking the breeding cycle.