GREAT BAY (DCOMM) – The Collective Preventive Services (CPS), an executing agency at the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development & Labour, is calling on residents to step-up mosquito prevention measures in order to keep the mosquito population down.
Residents are advised to step-up by taking measures at home and at their business to mitigate mosquito breeding such as the Aedes Aegyptimosquito.
It is the responsibility of residents, and business owners, to check around their homes, and businesses in order to reduce breeding sites of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, and making themmosquito-free zones.
CPS is calling on residents to encourage and ensure that their neighbor (s) clean their yard in order to be more effective in eliminating breeding sites.
Mosquito foggingis one intervention of several, but the main measure is for every household and business to take action by removing potentialmosquitobreeding spots in and around their premises on a daily basis.
Homeowners should remove containers or turn them over; boat owners who have boats stored on land should make sure the drains are open for water to run out rather than accumulate creating a breeding ground for mosquito’s; spouts should be cleaned; overgrown vegetation should be cut; and old tires should be cut up.