10.10 Preparation of houses before spraying
Houses need to be prepared for spraying, so householders should be informed in advance of the date and time of spraying. This should help to increase IRS coverage in the community and could be done through the village administration and other community organisations.
To prepare a house for spraying, all food, cooking utensils, bedding and clothes must be protected from the insecticide by taking them outside the house before spraying starts. Alternatively they should be placed in the centre of a room and covered with a plastic sheet to stop the insecticide settling on them.
All portable furniture should be moved away from the walls so that the walls and all sides of all the pieces of furniture can be sprayed.