As the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health continues to rid the island of dengue fever and its vector, the aedes aegypti mosquito, fogging will be carried out in St. Philip, St. George and St. Thomas next week, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day.
On Monday, September 24, fogging will take place in the St. Philip districts of Rices, Heddings, Foul Bay, Harmony Hall, Ocean City, Johnson Development, Lashleys, Green Point, St. Martin’s and the environs.
The following day, Tuesday, September 25, the team from the Vector Control Unit will remain in that parish to spray Harlington, St. Martin’s, Mangrove Terrace, Mangrove Road, Oldbury Road, Rock Hall, Gemswick, Manderley Gardens, Mangrove Development, Garrett Road, Rock Hall and the surrounding areas.??
On Wednesday, September 26, it will be the turn of residents of Drax Hall Hope, Drax Hall Tenantry, Drax Hall Jump, Melverton, Bydes Mill, Mount Tenantry, Frenches and St. Lukes in St. George.?? Fogging will take place in the St. George districts of??Rowans Park, Charles Rowe Bridge, Glebe Land with Avenues, Walkers Park, East Taitt Hill, Wood Alley, Gun Hill, Thorpes Cottage and the environs, on Thursday, September 27.
Finally, on Friday, September 28, the team will move to St. Thomas and focus on Hopewell Tenantry, Ashford, Lion Castle, Welchman Hall, Welchman Hall 1 and 2, Vault Road, Carrington Village, Sturges, Harrisons, Cave Road, Bryans Road, Allen View and the surrounding areas.
Householders are asked to assist in the elimination of the aedes aegypti mosquito by opening windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate, while persons with respiratory problems should protect themselves from inhaling the fog.?? Pedestrians and motorists should proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street, and parents should prevent their children from playing in the fog or from running behind the fogging machine.??