Dengue Protection: Essential Mosquito Safety Tips in the Caribbean

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection, up to 400 million people get infected with dengue each year, of which about 100 million get sick. But don’t worry! In this article, Professional Pest Control will show you effective ways to protect yourself from mosquitoes and the diseases they carry.

What is Dengue?

Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted through the bites of infected Aedes mosquitoes, which are most active during early mornings and before sunset. Unlike other diseases, Dengue cannot be spread directly from person to person, making mosquito control the primary prevention strategy.


Symptoms of Dengue

The symptoms typically start four to six days after the initial infection. They may include high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, and skin rashes. If symptoms like severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, or difficulty breathing appear, seeking medical attention is crucial.

Professional Strategies for Mosquito Control

At Professional Pest Control, we provide targeted mosquito management services and products designed to significantly reduce mosquito populations in your area and the chances of you or your family members getting infected.

Thermal Fogging Treatment

Our experts create a dense, warm fog that effectively penetrates vegetation and can be used extensively in different settings to manage mosquito populations and prevent disease spread.

Cold Fogging Treatment

This type of fogging disperses fine droplets of insecticide without heat, suitable for indoor and outdoor use. It reduces environmental impact while effectively reaching hard-to-access areas.

In2care Bucket

The In2Care mosquito trap attracts egg-laying females, using a bioactive coating that kills and spreads insecticide among mosquitoes and their larvae, effectively reducing their populations.

Mosquito Dunks

This donut-shaped product is placed in water to release Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti), which kills mosquito larvae while being safe for wildlife, lasting up to 30 days.

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Keep Mosquitoes and Dengue Away!

Maintaining a mosquito-free environment is key to preventing Dengue. Engaging in regular pest control activities and being vigilant about potential breeding grounds are effective strategies. 

If you’re concerned about mosquitoes around your home or business, don’t hesitate to contact us. Visit our store in Aruba for products designed to keep mosquitoes at bay, or schedule a consultation for our professional pest control services in Aruba and Bonaire. 

Together, we can keep our community safe from Dengue!

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