Mosquito fogging campaign begins July 3POSTED: 06/30/11 12:45 PM
St. Maarten – The Collective Prevention Services (CPS) of the Ministry for Public Health, Social Development & Labour, will start a two and a half week mosquito fogging campaign starting July 3. The campaign will run until July 19.
The first area that will be sprayed extends from the Border Point in Cole Bay to Harold Jack. The fogging will be done between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
On July 4 and July 5 between 4:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. respectively fogging will take place at Cole Bay Lagoon, Orange Grove, Well Road, Narrow Road, Cape Bay East, Welfare Road, Windsor, Road, Cole Bay and Cape Bay west of the cemetery. The fogging on July 6 between 4:30 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. will take place at Welfare Road, Pelican, Simpson Bay Yacht Club and Simpson Bay Bridge.
The remaining days of the schedule will be published in the Government Information Page (GIP) in both daily newspapers which is published Monday to Friday. The schedule will show the date, time and neighbourhood where the mosquito fogging will be carried out.
There will be no spraying in the event of rainfall because the mosquito control substance used will wash away. Homeowners should open all doors and windows during the time of the spraying. Dishes, bowls, pots and pans, fish tanks and bird cages should be covered and people should stay away from open windows and doors during the spraying.