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Mosquito Breeding Areas in Households

Some common places to check for water accumulation are as follows:
Inside the house
• Desert coolers
• Flower vase
• Potted plants
• Water tanges, cisterns, and other stored water
• Old cans, tires, coconut shells, bottles lying in open, etc.
Around the house
• Puddles and roadside ditches
• Open drains
• Cess pools
• Soakage pits
• Old non-functioning fountains, bird baths, ornamental pools, etc.

The water collections should be visually inspected for the presence of mosquito larvae and pupae.

How do mosquito larvae look like? See here
Also see here

If mosquito larvae are spotted in the water, report as ‘mosquito breeding site’.
If no larvae are detected yet, report as ‘Potential’ mosquito breeding site.

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