Mosquito fogging to start Thursday; Residents urged to step up mosquito elimination measures

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The Section General Health Care (SGHC) of the Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government agency under the Ministry of Public Health, hereby announces that mosquito fogging will commence on Thursday, September 5 in the Cole Bay and Belvedere areas. 

Residents are however strongly advised to continue to step up measures at homes and businesses to mitigate the rise in dengue fever caused by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever, ‘Get Checked" campaign, is in line with the urgent appeal for residents, and business owners, to check-in and around their homes, and businesses in order to reduce breeding sites of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, and making them mosquito-free zones.

Residents must bear in mind that fogging is not a total solution to eliminate mosquitos. Fogging activity is kept to a minimum in order to prevent the mosquito population from developing immunity to the chemicals that are deployed.

Fogging is one intervention of several, and the main measure is for every household and business to take action by removing potential mosquito breeding spots in and around their premises on a daily basis.

Residents must bear in mind that rain events can disrupt mosquito fogging activities, therefore the district schedule will be adjusted accordingly and this will be communicated to the community in a timely manner.

The vector control fogging schedule will be published in the Government Information Page (GIP) in both daily newspapers on Wednesday, September 4.

The schedule shows the date, time and neighborhood where the mosquito fogging will be carried out.

Homeowners during the time of the spraying should open all doors and windows. Dishes, bowls, pots and pans, fish tanks and bird cages should be covered. Stay away from open windows and doors during the spraying.

The schedule here covers the period from September 5 to 8. An additional schedule covering other districts from September 9 to 12 will be published shortly.

September 5th 5:00 a.m. – 7:00a.m. Border, Belvedere, Bishop Hill, Dutch Quarter, A.Th. Illidge Road

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm The Border, Cole Bay Union Road, Cole Bay to the Cole bay Villas Round about Cole Bay, Harold Jack

September 6th 5:00 a.m. -7:00 a.m. A.Th. Illidge Road, Madame Estate, Zoo Area, Suckergarden, Defiance Road, Middle Region, Oyster Pond, The Keys,

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Cole Bay Lagoon, Orange Grove, Well Road, Narrow Road, Cape Bay East, Welfare Road, Windsor, Road, Cole Bay, Cape Bay west of the Cemetery

September 7th 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Guana Bay, Hope Estate, Pond Island, Over the Bank, Point Blanche,

5:00p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Welfare Road, Windsor, Road, Cole Bay, Cape Bay west of the Cemetery

September 8th 5:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. Philipsburg, Fort Willem, Belair Divi Little Bay, Belair Cay Hill, Cay Hill, AJC Brouwers Road,

5:00p.m. -7:00p.m. Welfare Road, Pelican, Simpson Yacht Club Bay, Simpson Bay Bridge.

An increase in the mosquito population puts all residents and businesses at risk. Call for information on the Aedes Aegypti mosquito breeding sites and respective preventive measures at 542-2078 or 542-3003 or email surveillance@sintmaartengov.org

PHOTO CUTLINE: Minister of Public Health Hon. Cornelius de Weever

 

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