Mosquito fogging continues Monday to Wednesday

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CPS Vector Control Team member carrying out a targeted fogging cycle in Point Blanche. (CPS Photo)

 

GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The mosquito fogging campaign continues on Monday to Wednesday, the Collective Prevention Services (CPS), a government department under the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour (Ministry VSA), announced on Sunday, and is contingent on that there is no rainfall.

The fogging activity takes place between 06.00am to 08.00am or 18.00pm to 20.30pm.  Residents who would like to report an increase of mosquito activity in their area can call directly the mobile number 520-2874.

Between Monday and Wednesday, the following areas are to be fogged: Diamond and Grove Estate, Orange Grove, Cole Bay, Cay Bay, Royal Palm Resort/Bridge and Simpson Bay Village.

Fogging has already been completed in the following district areas up to Saturday, November 24: Fort Williams-Great Bay Rabbit Hill Welgelegen- A.J.C. Brouwer road- L.B. Scott road- Bush road -The Villa-Zagergut road, Coralita road- Mary’s Fancy- Cul de Sac, Indigo Bay, Cay Hill, Cul de Sac, Ebenezer, Saunders, Weymouth hill, South Reward and St. Peters.

Residents in residential areas where fogging is taking place are requested to follow these guidelines: Leave all doors and windows open to allow the insecticide to enter the building or house; Prevent pets from coming in contact with the insecticide; Toys for children should be covered, stored away and washed as caution to ensure protection; All water containers and foodstuffs etc. must be well protected from exposure to the fogging.

CPS in the meantime advises communities to continue to destroy mosquito breeding spots; dress appropriately by wearing light colored clothing at dusk, long sleeve shirts and pants; and defend against being bitten by a mosquito by using repellent.