Rainy days have us lingering in bed for little longer, but with these storms loom dengue season upon us. According to the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) reports, this year’s numbers in dengue cases have soared past the previous years. As of Monday, it remarks the fifth consecutive week in which the weekly numbers have surpassed 1,000 cases. Singapore has recorded a high of over 17,000 cases for this year itself.
While the number of cases may be alarming, all the more we should be wary and ensuring we take the necessary measures as we stay cooped up at home. Check and protect your home by doing the #MozzieWipeout. Here’s the infographic to make sure you’re doing it right too!
MozzieWipeout has 5 simple steps which help to eliminate unassuming spots of stagnant water around the house. Apart from that, take some extra steps to ensure that you and your loved ones at home are protected.
Here are a couple of tips which you might find useful:
1.Wipe down your sink, kitchen counter
Dry up those damp spots with a good Microfiber Cloth. One which is antibacterial, durable, soft on your hands and easy to wash and maintain. Why Microfiber? Simply because it’s highly concentrated with millions of fibres which are capable of lifting and holding up grease, liquids and bacteria making wiping down any surface an absolute breeze.
Consider this set of Greaseless Bamboo Microfiber Cloth which comes in a set of 6. Made from bamboo which is one of the world’s most renewable resources these cloths are environmentally friendly. The fibres are antimicrobial too! Especially useful in protecting your cloth from bacteria.
2. Dry up lurking puddles of water which are out of sight
Ever step out of the shower with wet feet and your floor mat still stays damp for a long time? Or is your bathroom’s sink littered with small pools of water. Its important to dry up wet spots quickly before they begin to lurk as potential breeding grounds for the Aedes Mosquitoes.
We can help with that, Made from a natural soil mined in Japan, IUIGA’s QuickDry Antibacterial Bath Mat absorbs water instantly, leaving your feet dry, clean and free from bacteria that traditional bath mats harbour.
Is diatomite new to you? Let’s break it down. Diatomite or diatomaceous earth are naturally occurring, soft sedimentary rock which assists in the removal of bacteria. Diatomite can actually be found in your common household items such as toothpaste and detergent as well. Tiny particles in the diatomite soil allow water to evaporate quickly in natural air, eliminating the safe haven for mould, mildew and bacteria.
Sounds nifty right? Soak it up with our Soak Up Diatomite Tray too. Made from a combination of Diatomite, Quartz Sand and ash calcium pulp; water has no chance when it comes in contact with the tray’s surface. This unique blend of materials have antimicrobial properties keeping your kitchen utensils, bathroom accessories dry and bacteria-free.
3. Natural (possibly home-made!) Remedies to keep mosquitoes at bay
The strong aromas of tea tree and lemon keep mosquitoes at bay. While tea-tree carries medicinal properties which ward off the pesky insects, lemon oils contain citronellal which is capable of repelling mosquitoes and is a common ingredient found in most mosquito repellents.
Check out how to make your own homemade essential oil repellents here. Brilliantly compiled by StyleCraze. If you prefer these scents around your bedroom, what you’re looking for is a mist diffuser. Designed to bring you optimum relaxation and therapeutic benefits, the Ultrasonic Aroma Mist Diffuser features a relaxing ultrafine mist and soft white ambient light, making it ideal for nighttime diffusion. Three timed settings – 1, 2, and 3 hours – allow you to customize the release of essential oils into the air.
4. Don’t get rid of your greens
Don’t get rid of the potted plants you have at home if they’re the type to pool with water at the base. Did you know that indoor plants bring a multitude of benefits? To begin with, they can boost your creativity, productivity. A dash of green in your surroundings adds some life into your home office and kitchen. Surround yourself with good vibes and feel relaxed with the simple addition of plants around the house.
Don’t do away with potted plants just yet. Alternatively you may consider low maintenance plants such succulents which require little water or even faux plants such that water does not pool and build up at the bottom of the pot.
Here are two of our hand-picked favourite faux potted succulents.
We hope these simple tips have been useful to you!
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