Good practices against mosquitoes

Martinique and the other Caribbean islands are repeatedly exposed to virus epidemics transmitted by mosquitoes, as can the archipelagos of the Indian Ocean or the islands of Polynesia.

Located in the intertropical zone, in an environment favorable to the proliferation of mosquitoes, they are also very popular destinations where tourism has exploded in recent years. People come from all continents, and exchanges with the metropolis are numerous. Places where human populations mix, these islands are also real "hubs" for infectious agents associated with humans: the introduction, by an infected traveler, of a virus such as dengue, chikungunya or zika can quickly cause the appearance of local epidemics with harmful health and economic consequences.

In turn, a traveler or tourist who becomes infected during his stay will participate, when he leaves, in the spread of the virus and its dissemination on all continents. If a vector mosquito is present at the destination, a new transmission cycle can then begin locally.

The good gestures

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Mosquito breeding grounds can hide in the most unsuspected places! To help you spot and hunt them, here are some simple tips and tricks to do in your home, in your garden or to suggest to your neighbours.

toilet cistern
2. Humidification device
3. Shower or floor drain
4. Pot of toothbrushes
5. Sink trap
6. Dish rack
7. Leak from the trap under the sink
8. Refrigerator
9. Flower Vase
10. Aquarium

11. Coaster
12. Gutter
13. Rainwater storage
14. Manhole
15. Tree branches
16. Bamboos
17. Animal waterer
18. Terrace on pedestals
19. Interior of leaves
20. Toys

21. Garden furniture
22. Empty Parasol Stand
23. Flowerpots
24. Open trash can
25. Waste
26. Electrical cabinet
27. Storage
28. Pond or puddles
29. Manhole
30. Crawl space

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