Dengue is a sickness acquired from mosquitoes. They lay eggs to stocked water especially from garden pots and buckets. Unattended gardens are prone to become mosquito hide outs. As of environmental factors, the mosquitoes sometimes become so numerous that cities could declare an outbreak to encourage citizen to clean their drainage and gardens. They also alert hospitals during outbreaks. Most common to medical anticipation is a delegation of whole building floor to become a ward for dengue patients during peak season. A room contains five to seven patients who would be receiving close monitoring that appropriates the dengue stage they are into. Usually pediatric wards mark the most casualty since children have fragile immune system compared to adults.
The local government would conduct fumigation, a spraying process that would roam from house to house to eliminate mosquitoes, during an outbreak. Also the news would warn the public if dengue is taken for granted so they could inform them on how to prevent such outbreak as well.
One of the alternative ways to combat dengue is the use of herbal medicines and by growing backyard plants that repel them.
To help people find garden options to fight mosquito proliferation, here are the list of plants that repel them.
- Catnip. Collect the leaves and then grind it into a basin until you extract the juices it can give. You must rub it to your skin like lotion so the mosquitoes would fly off.
- Bee balm. the bee balm flower can keep mosquitoes from flying all over your garden because of the scent it fumes out.
- Cedars. Like catnip, you must grind the cedars until it extracts oil. these oil is helpful to repel mosquitoes away.
- Lavenders. When we talk about lavender, we imagine a detergent commercial that uses glittery petals to portray that a shirt smells good after wash. Well, it is not the same with mosquitoes. Lavender’s scent is avoided by mosquitoes so it is a good choice for backyard repellent.
Therefore we can also see how herbal medicine last long through the ever changing world of modern health care. The list above shall help people maintain a mosquito-free gardens.