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Published: Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 12:00:00 AM
Updated: Thursday July 3, 2014 MYT 10:18:30 AM

Sales of repellents and anti-mosquito products on the rise

PETALING JAYA: Dengue cases are on the rise and so are sales of mosquito repellents and anti-mosquito products.

Simon Ang, 39, a sales assistant for a pharmacy in Petaling Jaya said that there were more requests from their customers for mosquito repellents

“Most people prefer to go for the branded products such as Mosi-guard,” he said, adding that they were running out of mosquito pat­ches.

A local pharmacist estimated that they had about 60% more customers inqui­ring about mosquito repellents.

Michael Ang, who is in charge of the ATKC e-warehouse website, said there had been a steady increase of demand for mosquito fogging liquid, anti-mosquito paint, PVC and aluminium netting.

“Government authorities, town councils and developers have also been buying insect fogging liquid for fogging,” he said.

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Tags / Keywords: Environment, Health, Mosquito

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