The Insect Repellent Awareness Day is celebrated every June 3rd. The day is celebrated to promote the use of insect repellants and get rid of insect bites, which paves the way for several diseases. Insect bites can sometimes lead to very serious issues and this day helps us prevent such insect bites and also from certain deadly diseases spreading due to that. Almost every one of us gets annoyed from getting bitten by insects at some point in time and on this day make yourself involved in spreading awareness of using insect repellents.
“A stray fact: insects are not drawn to candle flames, they are drawn to the light on the far side of the flame, they go into the flame and sizzle to nothingness because they’re so eager to get to the light on the other side.” – Michael Cunningham
History of Insect Repellent Awareness Day
The scientists at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine launched the Insect Repellent Awareness Day in 2014. In order to make people understand the importance of using insect repellents at their home and also while traveling. The most common disease that is spread disease is Malaria which is more easily transmittable. Nowadays insect repellents are available in many forms including sprays, skin creams, and tablets, and can help reduce insect bites significantly. The growth in the number of victims affected by insects each year has to lead to increased awareness among people on the usage of insect repellents.
Other Celebrations on June 3
June 3 is also celebrated as
- Chimborazo Day
- National Chocolate Macaroon Day
- National Repeat Day
- National Fish and Chip Day
- National Doughnut Day
How to Celebrate the day
The day has to be celebrated by everyone in all age groups, especially children. As kids get easily affected by diseases, Schools can conduct celebrations, and contests and help them in doing projects explaining the danger of insect bites. Expanding their knowledge in first aid when they get bitten by insects and how to use the insect repellents properly. Create an awareness camp in your local and invite people and spread some knowledge on insect repellents and most importantly share your views and ideas on social media with the hashtag #InsectRepellentAwarenessDay.
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