Singapore faces the challenge of mosquito-borne diseases due to the prevalence of mosquitoes in the region. The tropical climate and abundant green spaces provide ideal conditions for mosquito breeding, posing health risks from diseases such as dengue fever, Zika virus, chikungunya, and malaria. The high population density and favourable climate contribute to the mosquito population, with warm temperatures, humidity, and regular rainfall leading to stagnant water sources like drains, ponds, and water storage containers. Conventional mosquito control methods have limitations.
However, Rentokil, through research at their Global Research & Development Centre, has developed the Integrated Mosquito Management solution—a holistic, effective, and environmentally friendly approach to mosquito control that minimises chemical usage. Rentokil's pest experts identify risk areas and hotspots, employing a comprehensive four-pronged exclusion, restriction, treatment, and monitoring strategy to combat mosquito infestations.
Our mosquito control services include one-off or long-term treatments tailored to your home or business.
Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) is a holistic mosquito control programme encompassing 4 steps: Exclusion, Restriction, Treatment (Destruction) and Monitoring. IMM is specially designed to attack a mosquito's life cycle at every stage by combining science-based control methods with innovative solutions to manage your infestation.
Rentokil Singapore's mosquito control solutions are designed to target every stage of the mosquito life cycle and cater to every business need or requirement. Each of our solutions has been proven effective at managing and controlling mosquito infestations indoors and outdoors, providing a holistic defence in any environment, with expert recommendations available to you through our NEA-trained service technicians. Our mosquito control services include one-off or long-term mosquito treatments tailored to your home or business.
Powerful and odourless, the solutionuses water instead of oil to control adult mosquito population.
Effectively attracts and kills Aedes Mosquitoes, including their larvae.
Mosquito-borne diseases pose a significant concern in Singapore, with outbreaks of Zika and the prevalent diseases of malaria and dengue. Mosquitoes are the primary carriers of vector-borne diseases in Singapore, alongside other vectors like rats, rat fleas, cockroaches, and flies. The densely-packed populations in certain areas of Singapore heighten the vulnerability to mosquito-borne disease outbreaks. Particularly, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the main vector for dengue, thrives in urban environments, showing a preference for breeding, mating, and feeding near human dwellings.
Mosquitoes are vectors for various dangerous diseases such as dengue fever, Zika virus, chikungunya, and malaria. These diseases can have severe consequences on public health, leading to hospitalizations and, in some cases, fatalities. Implementing effective mosquito control measures helps to reduce the transmission of these diseases and protects the well-being of the population.
Conventional mosquito control methods do not offer 24-hour protection.
Fogging alone is not enough to control mosquito population.
Mosquito repellent sprays may be harmful to insects and animals.
Solutions such as mosquito coils may contain harmful ingredients.
The best way to get rid of mosquitoes is to eliminate sources of stagnant/standing water in your homes as they can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. This means emptying buckets, pot plates, and clearing roof gutters. Be sure to install window screens to prevent mosquitoes from flying inside and feasting on you for a blood meal. If you still happen to find mosquitoes in your premises, you may be suffering from an infestation. Therefore, you should contact a professional pest control service that can provide expert mosquito control solutions to get rid of them.
Besides keeping your home free of stagnant water which prevents mosquitoes from entering your premises in the first place, you can also spray mosquito repellent and stick mosquito patches onto your skin to keep mosquitoes from biting you. However, the efficacy of repellents and patches will reduce over time, which means that you will have to keep reapplying them.
The dengue mosquito is actually called the Aedes Aegypti and they are easily identified by the black and white stripes on their bodies.
No. Only the Aedes mosquito carries the virus for dengue fever. However, other mosquito species might carry other types of viruses and diseases, which is why we should be diligent about ensuring that our premises remain mosquito-free.
While they originated from Africa, the dengue mosquito has spread to many other tropical and subtropical countries and requires a warm and humid environment for their growth and development. This is why they are common in Singapore.
When a dengue mosquito bites a person with dengue fever, it becomes infected with the disease. As such, when it bites another person and sucks their blood, the dengue mosquito will transmit the disease to them via their saliva. Once the mosquito saliva enters the person's bloodstream, the person becomes infected and develops dengue fever symptoms.
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