Be an Aedes Fighter!

The World Health Organisation estimates that 50 to 100 million dengue infections occur yearly, causing 22,000 deaths, commonly among children. Malaysia’s health ministry also recorded 102,801 dengue cases with 283 deaths reported in Malaysia as of 7 November 2015. The numbers show a significant increase of 18% from 86,765 cases last year and a 73% surge from 164 deaths in the same period in 2014. In fact, this pandemic is exacerbating and became a national threat today.

In support to combat this crisis, Rentokil Initial recently has launched a holistic approach to fight against the perilous Aedes mosquitoes. Integrated Mosquito Management (IMM) is a programme involving merely four (4) simple steps that can help fight against the Aedes mosquitoes targeted at each life cycle.

  1. Eliminate potential mosquito breeding grounds (stagnant water) in and around your property
  2. Larvicide treatment to control the development of mosquitoes’ larvae
  3. Thermal fogging to control harbouring and breeding of adult mosquitoes
  4. Use adult mosquito traps to further suppress the mosquito life cycle

Now what’s interesting about thermal fogging that many may not know is that water-based thermal fogging and diesel-based thermal fogging are both solutions towards eliminating Aedes mosquitoes that are similar and equally effective!

Why water-based thermal fogging is recommended?

This is highly encouraged due to its properties that are effective, environmental friendly and safe. Unlike diesel, the water does not produce carbon emission thus reducing air pollution especially during haze crisis. Using a non-flammable carrier reduces flash fire and explosion risks, hence it is safer. As it releases minimal rate of smoke, it can also diminish foggy environment for improved visibility, safety and health. Last but not least, water-based fogging is capable to minimise the risk of slip and fall from oily surfaces for pedestrians and motorists.

"Recognising Aedes mosquito as a national threat, Rentokil Initial Malaysia (RIM) is dedicated to continuously develop even better and more effective programmes to protect the community. It has to be a collective effort; be an Aedes fighter too and join the movement to stop Dengue!”, said Carol Lam, the Managing Director of Rentokil Initial Malaysia.


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