Mosquito fogging continues in the districts;

Residents urged to continue with mosquito elimination measures

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 is continuing and should be completed in another week. Fogging of course is dependent on weather conditions.


Some of the areas pending are: Fort Willem, Belair, Cay Hill, L.B. Scott Road, Jose Lake Ball Field, Mary’s Fancy, Saunders, and A. Th. Illidge Road.

Residents are however strongly advised to continue to step up measures at home and by 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.

Homeowners are reminded during the time of the spraying they 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.

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 su**********@si************.org