Although the term "room management" may not be the correct phrase to use, planning your bedroom or any other in the house to be "mosquito un-friendly" is an excellent way to protect yourself against malaria (plasmodium) infection.
There are also other methods to help reduce the risk of malaria infection, which you can look at by clicking here.
A room fitted with mosquito mesh screens on the windows and doors are very successful in keeping mosquitoes at bay when the doors and windows are kept open for fresh air.
Alternatively, using an air-conditioner will also provide cool air while keeping the room mosquito-free.
Using an insecticide in the room is also successful and a variety is available - from aerosol sprays to slow burning coils as well as electrically heated insecticide releasing pads.
An alternative to insecticide is to use citronella oil in a vaporizer - as the anopheles mosquito seem to distinctly dislike this citrus type essential oil. To read more about citronella oil visit our sister site www.agelesshealth.co.za.
Other measures to protect yourself
Our home test kits
|Urine test strips - testing for: |
:: Blood / Hemoglobin
:: Specific gravity
Breast Aware (breast examination pad)
Alcohol breathalyzer (disposable)
Ovulation tests (testing fertility periods or periods when you won't conceive)
|Malaria test kit - testing for:|
:: Plasmodium falciparum (Pf)
:: Plasmodium vivax (Pv)
:: Plasmodium ovale (Po)
:: Plasmodium malariae (Pm)
Prostate test (PSA test)
HIV test /Aids test (testing for HIV 1 and 2 antibodies)
Drug test (5-in-1 assay) testing for:
:: Cocaine (crack and cocaine derivatives)
:: THC (marijuana, weed, grass, hashish etc)
:: Amphetamines (speed, uppers, base)
:: Opiates (morphine, opium, heroin)
:: Methamphetamines (meth, ice, e, ecstasy)