Mosquitoes are small insects
that have tube-like mouthparts
to pierce the skin of humans and animals
in order to extract blood and feed on it.
And once they pierce the skin,
they can inject disease-causing organisms
and so become a vector for the transmission of diseases
such as dengue fever, malaria among others.
Mosquitoes are everywhere
and are very hard to avoid
because they are very small
and can't easily be seen flying around you.
You're a lot safer in the house than outdoors
especially when it is all screened-up.
But maybe you notice
that with all the screen in place around your house -
screen in doors and windows,
you still feel the pain and the itch.
So how did those mosquitoes enter?
every time you open the front and the back doors,
you unintentionally let insects in too
especially the mosquitoes.
And even if you're careful
not to open the doors wide,
still they slipped in unnoticed.
there are few entry points for insects around your house
that you don't realize or have overlooked.
Take a good look at your doors.
You may find small gaps between the door and the wall,
or a gap around the hinges.
Even if those gaps are less than a centimeter,
these insects can easily pass through.
And so are your sinks
and the drain in your bath or shower room
that end up in canals filled with mosquitoes.
These insects in the canals fly all the way up
to the circular holes in sinks and shower drain
and so enter your house in no time.
See these pics below.
The gap between the door and the wall
can be screened off
or you can attached additional wood or something
to close the gap.
The sink and the shower drain
can be covered with any lid
to prevent insects from entering.
if you don't see any lizards and spiders in the ceiling
or anywhere around your house,
then you have a problem.
Lizards and spiders eat them all
and make sure to introduce them anytime soon.
They help a lot.
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