The Environmental Health Division is informing the public that as a result of the impact of Hurricane Irma, the natural environment which serves as a buffer during fogging has been severely compromised. Fogging the communities under these conditions would cause direct exposure to human beings from the chemicals used.
Therefore, in an attempt to reduce mosquito breeding, the Environmental Health Division is conducting the following activities:
- All large stagnant bodies of water such as ponds, drains, ditches, etc. will be treated continuously.
- As a stop-gap measure, fogging will be conducted around the airport on Thursday, September 21st around 5:00 p.m. All persons are being asked to avoid direct contact with the fog.
- The Vector Control Unit of the Environmental Health Division will be resuming regular premises to premises inspections very shortly.
In the meantime, the general public is being asked to assist with the reduction of mosquito breeding by doing the following:
- Mesh all cistern overflow.
- Keep cistern manholes covered.
- Keep water storage containers such as buckets, drums, etc. covered.
- Remove all other containers that can collect water from your premises.
- Drain any holes, puddles or stagnant water that may potentially become a breeding site.
If your cistern is breeding mosquitoes, for assistance please call 852-7525 or 852-7679 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday to Friday.