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Report mosquito hot spots for fogging to Parish Health Departments - Ministry

Published:Tuesday | October 13, 2015 | 10:58 AM
According to the Health Ministry, the Parish Health Departments have been routinely fogging selected areas to eliminate adult mosquitoes and will resume once the heavy rains now being experienced stop.

Following complaints by several persons about a drastic increase in the mosquito population, the Ministry of Health is urging persons to report areas which need to be fogged to Parish Health Departments.

However, the Ministry notes that fogging cannot be done during the rain. 

According to the Health Ministry, the Parish Health Departments have been routinely fogging selected areas to eliminate adult mosquitoes and will resume once the heavy rains now being experienced stop.

The Ministry is also urging persons to seek out and destroy mosquito breeding sites and protect themselves from mosquito bites as the rainfall which is now being experienced is expected to result in an increase in the mosquito population.

Chief Medical Officer, Dr Marion Bullock DuCasse says householders, school officials, churches and operators of business establishments should spend at least ten minutes per week to search for and destroy anything in which mosquitoes can breed.