Best home remedies and tricks to fight off the mosquitoes once and for all

The recent dengue epidemic has caused not only the city but the entire country in a chaotic situation. However as the days pass by, we have to make sure our surroundings are safe and clean. With the help safer steps and tricks, we can protect ourselves from dengue and other flu-like diseases.

Separate your indoor and outdoor plants

One of the common mistakes we often do while decorating our house with plants is we misinterpret the types of indoor and outdoor plants. Plants such as spider plant, rubber fig, devils ivy are indoor plants while verbena, coleus, sweet potato vine are outdoor plants. It is important to water and take care of both plants and clean the surrounding areas properly. Basil, lemon balm, catnip, citrosum, peppermint, rosemary, lavender, and sage are mosquito repelling plants.

DIY your own essential oil spray

Spraying coconut oil on your skin is a natural way if you want to avoid using chemical mosquito repellent creams. With the help of adding rosemary, lavender or tea tree oil can help you reduce stress add moisture to your skin as well.

Burn some incense

Burning incense around your balcony can stop mosquitoes more entering you house. While buying, do remember that some incense can smell more pungent than others. So try to find some which are more soothing and infused with essential oils.

Set out scented candles

Scented candles will not only help you release stress but it also acts as a mosquito repellent. Scented candles are easy to make at home given you have the right ingredients. However, if you want to buy candles infused with essential oils, Newton’s Archive can be your choice.

Try to keep your home clean and organised

A home with clean rooms will help the insects and mosquitoes from hiding out and building nests from time to time. Bathrooms and kitchens should be emphasized more because they are used frequently and known to be insect-prone areas. Try to keep the bathroom floors dry, the kitchen closets and sink less clotted.

If you catch experience fever for more than two days, it is essential to get a blood test or see a doctor as soon as possible.

Read more: Preventing dengue: Steps that you must take

Tonic app lets you order dengue tests from your home

Tonic, an online healthcare service of Telenor Health, has launched its home service for diagnostic tests of dengue through their mobile application.

The recent dengue outbreak has become a major national issue, and Telenor health has raised eyebrows by this intervention. Tonic has launched the service along with video conference for doctors’ consultation through its mobile application “Tonic App”.

People from Dhaka and Chattogram metropolitans and Mymensingh city will be able to order dengue screening tests through Tonic App. The best part is that the patients can get the entire test done from their homes.

Read more: Dengue in Bangladesh

How it works

The patient first needs to order tests through the Tonic app. After the order has been placed, Tonic’s sample collector will visit and collect the sample from the patients within 24 hours. Tonic is quite concerned with the safety and promises to maintain all aseptic conditions necessary. After conducting the test, the patient can consult a doctor over a video call through Tonic App along with their report.

Read more: Preventing dengue: Steps that you must take

In this age of digital disruption and innovation, Tonic App promises to be the much intervention at the most appropriate time. Let us hope this app has a significant impact on the ongoing outbreak.