Efforts to rid the island of the aedes egypti mosquito, the carrier of dengue fever, continue next week when neighbourhoods across Barbados will be fogged, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day.
On Monday, November 12, the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will fog the St. Peter and St. Lucy districts of Alleynedale, Benthams, Six Men’s Development, Half Moon Fort, Clinketts Housing Area, Sutherland Hill, Checker Hall, Fustic Village and the environs.
The following day, Tuesday, November 13, the team will spray Harts Gap with avenues, St. Matthias Road, Pleasant Hall, Marine Gardens, Rockley Road and its avenues, Dayrells Road, Hastings Main Road, Balmoral Gap, Halls Gap, Hood Road, Village Road, Brownes Gap, Coconut Walk, Nelson Road, Exeter Road, York Road, Old Navy Road, Pavilion Court and the surrounding areas in Christ Church.??
The team will remain in that parish on Wednesday, November 14, to fog Goodland, Goodland Gardens, Rollins Road, Bournes Land, Upper Carters Gap, Lower Carters Gap, Enterprise and the environs.
The following day, Thursday, November 15, the districts in St. Philip to be visited are:???? Kirtons, Heddings, Heddings Circle, Heddings Development, Heddings New Road, Foul Bay, Sargeants Park, Greenidge Road and St. Martins.
Fogging for the week will conclude in St. Michael and St. Thomas on Friday, November 16, with the team focusing on Bibby’s Lane with avenues, Exchange, Lears Tenantry, Proute, Mount Wilton, Clifton Hall, Walkes Spring and the surrounding areas.
Householders are asked to open their windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate.?? However, 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 are also urged to prevent their children from playing in the fog or from running behind the fogging machine.??