Prevent Aedes Mosquito Breeding

The virus that causes dengue fever and Zika are carried by the Aedes mosquito. As the bite of an infective Aedes mosquito spreads diseases, it is crucial to prevent its breeding. The Aedes mosquito is easily identifiable by the distinctive black and white stripes on its body. It prefers to breed in clean, stagnant water easily found in our homes. You can get rid of the Aedes mosquito by frequently checking and removing stagnant water in your premises.


Find out what you can do to prevent the Aedes mosquito from breeding when you are at home and before you go on a holiday.


For residents in HDB and condominiums

For residents in landed homes

Do the 10-minute 5-step Mozzie Wipeout

The Aedes mosquito breeds in artificial containers mainly found in homes, and its life-cycle averages seven days. Hence it is imperative for all to do the Mozzie Wipeout together to break the breeding cycle. The 5-step Mozzie Wipeout is listed below.

1. Change water in vases and bowls on alternate days
2. Remove water from flower pot plates on alternate days
3. Turn over all water storage containers
4. Cover bamboo pole holders when not in use
5. Clear blockages and put BTI insecticide in roof gutters monthly

For information on Zika, click here.