As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce the presence of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito, the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit will continue its fogging of a number of districts throughout the island next week.
On Monday, March 5, the team will visit St. Phillip, when Ebenezer, Edgecombe Tenantry, Carrington Tenantry, Brereton Village and surrounding districts will be fogged.
The next day, Tuesday, March 6, fogging will move to St. George, this time in Drax Hall, Drax Hall Tenantry, Drax Hall Jump, Melverton, Bydes Mill, Mount Tenantry, Frenches Lakes and their environs.
Efforts to eliminate the mosquito continue on Wednesday, March, 7, in Christ Church, when Golf Club Road, Dayrells Road, Worthing, Worthing View, Rockley Terrace, Rose Garden Nos.1 and 2, Blue Water A&B, Rockley, Peronne Gap, Dover Gap, Rockley New Road, Vetnor Gardens, their avenues and adjacent areas will be fogged.
Fogging will then move to some districts in St. Michael, on Thursday, March 8, when White Hall Main Road, White Hall Tenantry Road, Whitehall Nos.1, 2 and 3, Eden Lodge Landing Scheme, Eden Lodge Housing Area, Cave Hill and surrounding neighbourhoods will be visited.
The week’s fogging exercise concludes in St. James on Friday, March 9. Targeted districts in that parish will be Prior Park, Prior Park Terrace, Prior Park Gardens, Halls Village Nos.1 and 2, Bagatelle Road, Hoytes New Development, Thorpes, Denny Road, Halls Village and the environs.
Fogging will begin at 4:30 and end at 7:30 p.m. each day, and householders are asked to assist in the elimination of the deadly aedes aegypti mosquito by opening windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate.
Persons with respiratory problems should protect themselves from inhaling the fog, while pedestrians and motorists must proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street.
Parents are advised to prohibit their children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine.