We have come to the last month of 2019 and the Christmas spirit just keeps getting brighter. But not for thousands of families who will not be able to celebrate this year due to unfortunate occurrences. Sadly, we are leaving 2019 with the Philippines’ worst dengue outbreak in years.
Over the past months, the number of deaths related to dengue has increased alarmingly. The Department of Health has recorded at least 300,000 dengue cases only in the first half of the year, a number 95% higher than the previous year. The local government has been doing what they can to control the damage of the outbreak but they can only do so much. They need our help. Your family needs your help.
5 Ways to Protect Yourself from Dengue
We’ve rounded up 5 helpful ways to keep your family away from the horrors of dengue. Read below:
- Watch out for mosquito-breeding grounds
Check your surroundings for stagnant water on gutters, used tin cans and water bottles, old rubber tires, and other places that might be the breeding ground of dengue-carrying mosquitoes and other harmful insects. Empty the containers and make sure that you clean the area afterward. Schedule a general home cleaning at least twice a month to ensure a safe and healthy home for your family.
- Wear protection
Protection is always, always better than cure. Let your kids wear long-sleeved tops and long pants, or apply mosquito repellent lotion all over their exposed skin when they are out playing. If possible, limit their playing time outside during the day, especially those critical hours before sunset because that is when mosquitoes come out. At home during night time, fix up a mosquito net to protect them from these blood-feeding pests.
- Consult a doctor
During instances when you or anyone from your family are feeling the early symptoms of dengue, consult your doctor immediately. Delaying it would only get things worse. Check yourself for symptoms below:
- Consider spraying/fogging
City and Barangay officials conduct scheduled mosquito fogging to prevent an impending dengue outbreak. This will help manage the population of mosquitoes to lessen the harm they bring to humans. Although the chemical used in dengue control can do no harm to the people around, it’s still best to keep your kids safe at home during the fogging and to wear a face mask when you have to go out.
- Paint your home with BOYSEN BUG OFF
Our final recommendation to protect your family against these pesky pests is by starting from the comfort of your home – and doing so is just a brush away. Consider repainting your walls with the newest product BOYSEN BUG OFF from the number 1 paint brand. This revolutionary paint helps kill disease-carrying household insects like flies, cockroaches, and mosquitoes.
This is how it works: once the insect rests on any BUG OFF painted surface, its Artilin based formulation attacks the insect’s nervous system and then kills it quietly and swiftly. You can use it on both interior and exterior concrete, drywall or wooden surfaces, so pests have nowhere to hide. The best thing about the paint is that it causes no harm to humans and will just continue to kill harmful insects for at least three years after application. Since it is water-based, you don’t have to worry about the odor it gives off. Read this product highlight for a more detailed explanation of what, why, where, when, and how you should use BOYSEN BUG OFF.
BUG OFF is effective, which has been proven by several third-party organizations during several trials. Watch the video below for proof:
Do you want to try its effectiveness? Visit your local hardware store and get a BOYSEN BUG OFF can.
Every time we leave our house, and even staying at home, there is always that chance for these pests to spread harm. Make sure that you and everyone you love is protected. Let us try our best to eliminate the cause of danger, and welcome 2020 with a more peaceful frame of mind. Always, life on.
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