According to studies, the disease infects around 300 to 500 million people worldwide every year. An estimated 0.5 million people suffer from the severe its form, with around 22,000 succumbing to it.
The disease is spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitos, which are common in tropical and subtropical regions of the world, including the Indian Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, southern China, the Caribbean, the Pacific Island, and parts of Africa.
Mild dengue fever causes a high fever treatment — up to 105ºF – and the infected individuals may experience at least two of the following symptoms:
- Pain Behind Eyes
- Muscle and Joint Pain
- Severe Headache
- Vomiting and Rash on skin
- Sudden, high fever
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
Symptoms of dengue fever usually appear after four to ten days after the bite of an infected mosquito and may last for two to eight days.
Elderly individuals with a weakened immune system and those who have had a previous infection are believed to be at a higher risk of developing moderate to severe symptoms.
How Dengue Spreads
The virus spreads when a female Aedes mosquito bites a person infected by dengue and passes it on by biting someone else. These mosquitos are usually active in the early morning hours and in evening before dusk. There is no human to human spread of the disease.
There is currently no licensed vaccine available for dengue for public use. The disease, in its mild form, can be managed by getting ample rest and preventing dehydration by drinking plenty of water.
Over-the-counter pain relievers with acetaminophen have also been shown to be effective for relief from headaches and pain associated with dengue fever. However, pain relievers with ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided unless advised by the doctor as they increase the risk of internal bleeding.
In extreme cases, the infection can lead to a more severe form of the disease known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), which can be fatal and requires management by qualified medical professionals.
In the absence of effective treatment, the only way to prevent dengue infection is to keep you protected from bites of dengue mosquitos.
Be sure to;
- Limit the time you spend outside during the day hours.
- Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, and socks and shoes when going outside.
- Make sure that the window and door screens are properly shut.
- Use mosquito nets or screens over your bed at night.
- Get rid of the places where the mosquitoes breed. They are known to breed in artificial containers like plastic cups, flower pots, discarded tires, and broken bottles.
- Use a repellent on the exposed body parts while sleeping.
- Use insecticides to get rid of mosquito populations in your yard.
Dengue Prevention by Mosquito Spray – Does it Work?
As mentioned above, since there is no vaccine to protect against dengue fever, the use of insecticides to kill dengue mosquitoes is the only vector control method for dengue control and prevention. Insecticides are usually applied with sprays and foggers in an indoor setting.
Researches have shown that spraying insecticide indoors can effectively target the infestations of adult Aedes mosquitoes that rest indoors and significantly bring down their populations. However, there is currently no adequate evidence available to suggest the effectiveness of the treatment as a larvicidal intervention.
Dengue Spray Services
While indoor spraying of insecticide has proven to be a promising dengue vector control method, exposing mosquitoes to insecticides could be a challenge for many since they tend to live in tiny and hidden areas. Therefore, the treatment can only be effective when carried out by trained professionals.
For years, Service Square has been providing dengue spray services in Pakistan to help people minimize the risk of dengue infection.
Our highly experienced and well-trained technicians begin the treatment of an indoor facility by thoroughly inspecting it to identify the hideouts of mosquitos and examining the conditions that invite them before developing a treatment plan tailored for it. They then fumigate the targeted areas with an EPA-approved insecticide to exterminate all the mosquitoes from the yard.
Dengue Infection Treatment:
Currently, there is no specific medicine or antibiotic available for dengue fever. Carica Papaya leaf extract is being widely used as a natural treatment for the disease in many countries.
If you believe that you may have been suffering from infection, consult with your doctor to be checked for any complications.
The patients of experiencing dengue symptoms are recommended to rest as much as possible and stay hydrated by drinking plenty water or electrolytes-rich fluids.
Painkillers like Tylenol or paracetamol have also been shown to be helpful in lowering fever and easing pain. However, do not use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin unless advised by your doctor as they may increase the risk of internal bleeding.
Dengue Prevention with Indoor Spraying
As mentioned earlier, there is no vaccine available for dengue fever, therefore, the only way to protect you from it by preventing bites by infected mosquitoes.
The best way to do so is to reduce population of dengue mosquitos in and around your home by getting rid of places where they can breed and thrive.
Indoor spraying – a procedure that involves spraying a fog of an insecticide inside a facility – is an integral part of dengue prevention efforts. While there are many insecticides known for killing immature and adult Aedes mosquitoes out there, it could be challenging to expose the mosquitoes to the insecticides since they tend to live in small and hidden areas.
Dengue Spray Facility to Save the Environment
If you are looking for reliable and affordable dengue spray services in Pakistan, look no further than Service Square.
Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your facility to identify the safe havens of mosquitos and the conditions that invite them and develop an individualized treatment plan. They will then fumigate the targeted areas to exterminate all the mosquitoes in your yard.
Besides tackling current infestations, they will also eradiate mosquito larvae to prevent them from breeding and growing as disease-carrying adults.
Our technicians carry out the treatment in strict adherence to standard fumigation procedures to ensure that it doesn’t have any harmful impacts on human health and on the environment.