Next week, the Ministry of Health’s Vector Control Unit will commence its fogging programme for this year when it visits a number of parishes across the island.
Fogging begins in the parish of St. John on Monday, January 16, when Claybury Tenantry, Wilson Hill, Sherbourne, Mount Tabor, Venture, Easy Hall Tenantry, Hackleton Cliff, Horton, Edge Cliff, Hothersal Tenantry and its environs will be targeted.
The following day, Tuesday, January 17, Harts Gap with Avenues, St. Matthias Road, Pleasant Hall, Marine Gardens, Rockley Road with avenues, Dayrells Road, Hastings Main Road, Balmoral Gap, Hall Gap, Hood Road, Village Road, Brownes Gap, Coconut Walk, Nelson Road, Exeter Road, York Road, Old Navy Road, Pavillion Court and adjacent districts in the parish of Christ Church will be visited.
On Wednesday, January 18, some areas in St. George will be fogged.?? These are: Newbury, Cottage Tenantry, Moscow, Superlative, St. Judes, Rock Hall Prerogative, Drax Hall, Greens, Byer Road, Wilkinson Road and the surrounding districts.
The team is scheduled to visit St. Michael on Thursday, January 19, where Barbarees Hill, Brewster Road, Richmond Gap, President Kennedy Drive, Westbury Road, St. Leonards Avenue, Fontabelle, Kensington New Road, Lakes Folly, Chapman Lane, Emmerton Lane, Reed Street, Mason Hall Street, Baxters Road, Spencers Gap, Rock Gap, Wharton Gap, Marshall Gap, Pickwick Gap with all avenues and their environs will be treated.
Fogging will culminate for the week on Friday, January 20, when operations will continue in St. Michael. This time Two Mile Hill, Morningside, Embassy Gardens, Haggatt Hall 1 and 2, Haggatt Hall Main Road, Bird Hill, Cozy Corner, Barkers Tenantry Road, Neils Tenantry, Rouen 1 and 2, Belle Gully, Howells Cross Road, Ivy, Storey Gap, Tichbourne and neighbouring areas will be fogged.
All fogging runs from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. 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 they encounter fogging operations on the street.
Parents are also advised to prohibit their children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine.??