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Ministry of Health to commence Entomological Foggging Operation as of July 18 2017



Sunday, July 16, 2017 5:17 PM- George's, Grenada

 ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, JULY 17, 2017, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - The public is hereby notified that the Vector Control Division, Ministry of Health, will be conducting fogging operation on the following days, in the following areas in an effort to reduce the high incidence of mosquito infestation and to minimize the risk of transmission of Mosquito related illnesses.

The public is also reminded of the existence of the Mosquito Destruction Act of 1952 in which they are required to keep their premises free of the breeding of mosquito larvae, failure to do so can result in being fined $250.00 on summary conviction in the first instance and $500.00 on subsequent violation.

The Ministry is therefore kindly seeking the public’s co-operation with the fogging team to open up their homes to allow the fog to enter so that it can kill the mosquitoes.

Persons with respiratory difficulties are asked to stay away from the fog or inform the fogging team of such conditions. Bee Keepers are also asked to inform the team of any bee keeping activities in the area to be fogged.

The 2017 fogging schedule is as follows:

 

DAYS

DATE

AREA

TIME

Tue.

JULY  18

Town of St. George and Environs

5 pm

Wed.

JULY  19

Town of St. George, H.A Blaize St., Carenage & Tanteen

5 pm

Thur.

JULY  20

Grenville Town

5 pm

Fri.

JULY  21

La Sagesse and Environs

5 pm

Mon.

JULY  24

River Road, Stadium and Environs

5 pm

Tue.

JULY  25

Victoria, St. Mark

5 pm

Wed.

JULY  26

Gouyave, St. John

5 pm

Thur.

JULY  27

Grenville, St. Andrew

5 pm

Mon.

JULY  31

River Road and Environs

5 pm

Tues.

AUGUST 1

Carenage and Environs

5 pm

Wed.

AUGUST 2

Morne Rouge - Quarantine Point

5 pm

Thur.

AUGUST 3

Nat’l. Stadium and Environs

5 pm

Wed.

AUGUST 9

Beaulieu including Spice Basket

5 pm

Thur.

AUGUST 10

Nat’l. Stadium and Environs

5pm

 

Meanwhile, although fogging is considered a secondary option in reducing the mosquito population, health officials say the number one priority of individuals should and must be keeping their surroundings clean and reducing breeding sites such as old tires, tins, coconut shells, blocked drains and other water holding containers.

This phase of fogging operation would target areas of mass gathering for the festive season. The Vector Control Division can be reached on telephone number 440-2095.



 

 

 

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