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Tip containers, kill the larvae

We have been fighting the dengue mosquito menace for the last 20 years – and the result is an increasing number of dengue deaths. The latest death toll is 164.

We have been cleaning our environment for years. Despite our efforts, the dengue mosquito conveniently flies to a new place and lays its eggs in close proximity to human habitations.

When the dengue mosquito dies, after its short life span of 12 days, a new generation is born. Coconut shells and plastic containers collect water and attract the mosquito to lay its eggs. Each time you tip over a water container in the garden or on the raod, you potentially kill 200 mosquito larvae at a time.

If we all go about doing this islandwide, we would kill millions of mosquitoes and help eradicate dengue.

P. A. Binduhewa, Panadura

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