Dengue fever continues to be a problem in Malaysia with a 59% rise in reported cases over last year’s corresponding period.
The KL complex we stayed in was ‘fogged’ three times, due to dengue outbreaks, in the month we were there.
Fogging isn’t effective, though; while it kills the adult mosquito it doesn’t knock out the larvae. And fogging residue doesn’t last more than a few days, anyway.
Much more effective is the application of common sense- the removal of all sources of stagnant water that serve as mosquito breeding grounds.
It’s cheaper than fogging and works long term.