It is very important for everyone to do their bit to stop dengue mosquitoes breeding around their home. All it takes is one person with dengue fever in your neighbourhood to be bitten by a dengue mosquito, and then that mosquito can start infecting other people with the virus. To reduce your risk of getting dengue just remember these three simple steps: Tip It, Store It, Throw It.
- Tip out water from things like pot plant bases, plastic containers, tarpaulins, tin cans or buckets.
- Store anything that can hold water undercover or in a dry place, including tyres, gardening equipment, toys and buckets.
- Throw out any rubbish lying around your yard like leaves in gutters, rubbish in clogged drainage and unused containers or tyres.