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Shocking - Burning One Mosquito Coil Is As Harmful As Smoking 100 Cigarettes

Last updated on: September 12, 2016 15:27 IST

The deaths caused by malaria and dengue have doubled up since 2012. According to a report in the leading daily, 8425 cases of dengue were reported from the state of Maharashtra. The rising number of dengue cases must not be taken lightly.

Mosquito coil

Here are a few smart ways to protect your loved ones from the mosquitoes that cause these deadly diseases like dengue, malaria etc. Did you know that burning one mosquito coil is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes! It also causes respiratory problems, headache, nausea, vomiting etc.

Source: This fact is based on a study conducted in Malaysia and quoted by Dr Sandeep Salvi, director of the Chest Research Foundation, Mumbai, at an air pollution conference in 2011.

Kill the mosquitoes

#1 Electric Insect Killer

Mosquito Killer

Buy Mosquito Killer Under Rs 300

Simply plug it in a socket. Turn it on. The light of this insect killer attracts mosquitoes and kills it instantly. It is harmless and easy to use. It consumes very less power. Why use those sprays and chemicals in your room? Go for this smart electric insect killer. 

#2 Mosquito Racket

Mosquito Racket

Buy Mosquito Racket @ Rs 399

The mosquito racket kills mosquitoes, flies, bugs, gnats etc at the touch of a button. Simply move it in the direction where there are a lot of mosquitoes and it kills them instantly. Use this mosquito racket every night and ensure a good sleep. It is easy to use, lightweight and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Some mosquitoes only bite during night time…

#3 Mosquito Net

Why use mosquito coils, sprays and repellents when you can simply use a mosquito net to keep mosquitoes at bay? Use a mosquito net as it protects you from mosquitoes irrespective of its size. A mosquito net is easily washable and can be stored when not in use. A mosquito net is made of superior quality mesh fabric which is extremely fine weave to keep out mosquitoes and other very small biting insects.

a. Mosquito nets for double bed – 8’ X 6’

Mosquito net for double bed

Buy Folding Mosquito Net for Double Bed @ Rs 999


b. Mosquito nets for single bed – 6’ X 3’

Mosquito net for single bed

Buy Hanging Mosquito Net for Single/Double Bed @ Rs 325

c. Baby Bedding Set with Mosquito Net

Baby bed with mosquito net

Click here for a range of Baby Bedding Sets with Mosquito Net Starting @ Rs 369



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