Residents urged to step-up mosquito prevention measures

POSTED: 12/29/14 11:42 PM

St. Maarten – The CPS  is calling on residents to step-up mosquito prevention measures in order to keep the mosquito population down. Residents are advised to step-up by taking measures at home and at their business to mitigate mosquito breeding such as the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

The CPS notes that It is the responsibility of residents, and business owners, to check around their homes, and businesses in order to reduce breeding sites of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, and making them mosquito-free zones.

CPS is calling on residents to encourage and ensure that their neighbor (s) clean their yard in order to be more effective in eliminating breeding sites. “Mosquito fogging is one intervention of several, but the main measure is for every household and business to take action by removing potential mosquito breeding spots in and around their premises on a daily basis,” the CPS explained in a press release.

Homeowners should remove containers or turn them over; boat owners who have boats stored on land should make sure the drains are open for water to run out rather than accumulate creating a breeding ground for mosquito’s; spouts should be cleaned; overgrown vegetation should be cut; and old tires should be cut up.

Persons may call for information on the Aedes Aegypti mosquito breeding sites and respective preventive measures at 542-2078 or 542-3003 or email surveillance@sintmaartengov.org

 

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