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Anti-mosquito Measures

Mosquitoes can transmit harmful diseases such as Dengue Fever and Japanese Encephalitis. To prevent mosquitoes from breeding in estates and construction sites we have adopted a range of mosquito control and prevention measures, including regular inspections and eradication of breeding spots, spraying mosquito larvicidal, installing mosquito catching apparatus, etc.

Please report to us any mosquito breeding blackspots you find within the vicinity of our public rental housing estates. Simply call the Housing Authority Hotline at 2712 2712 or send us an email. Our email address : hkha@housingauthority.gov.hk

Remove Stagnant Water and Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding
Picture : Cover water containers, wells and water tanks tightly   Picture : Keep drains free from blockage.
1. Cover water containers, wells and water tanks tightly.   2. Keep drains free from blockage.
 
Picture : Change the water in vases at least once a week and leave no water in the saucers   Picture : Dispose of unwanted containers into a covered bin
3. Change the water in vases and for aquatic plants at least once a week and leave no water in the saucers underneath flower pots.   4. Dispose of unwanted containers where water may gather (such as lunch boxes and soft-drink cans) into a covered bin.
 
Picture : Repair uneven surfaces of the ground to prevent water from gathering   Picture : Remove any stagnant water gathering in the tray beneath an air-conditioner
5. Repair uneven surfaces of the ground to prevent water from gathering.   6. Check whether there is water gathering in the tray beneath an air-conditioner and in the drainage system, and remove any stagnant water.
         
Preventing Mosquito Bites
Picture : Wear light-colored and long-sleeved clothing   Picture : Apply mosquito repellents containing DEET to exposed parts of the body
1. Wear light-colored and long-sleeved clothing   2. Apply mosquito repellents containing DEET to exposed parts of the body
 
Picture : Use mosquito nets or screens in rooms without air-conditioning   Picture : Avoid visiting scrubby area
3. Use mosquito nets or screens in rooms without air-conditioning   4. Avoid visiting scrubby area
 
Picture : Install screens on windows and doors, or place mosquito coils near the windows    
5. Install screens on windows and doors, or place mosquito coils, electric mosquito mats or anti-mosquito liquid near the windows      


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