Officers of the Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue fogging exercises in parishes throughout Barbados this week, in an effort to control the spread of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.
On Monday, November 20, the team will be in St Lucy spraying Checker Hall, Checker Hall Tenantry, Fustic Village, Sutherland, Shermans, Half Moon Fort, Clinketts Gardens and environs. They will also fog Thicketts Plantation in St Philip and surrounding areas on that day.
On Tuesday, November 21, the exercise continues in Christ Church in Wilcox Hill, Thyme Bottom, St Bartholomew, Parish Land, Thornbury Hill, Pegwell, Pegwell Boggs, Pegwell Gardens, Gibbons and neighbouring districts.
On Wednesday, November 22, the team returns to Christ Church to fog Lower Amity Lodge, Rendezvous Hill, Brewster Road, Worthing Main Road, Bamboo Ridge, Craigg Road, Beckles Road, Harmony Hall, Maxwell Hill, Kendall Hill, Maxwell Hill Development, Maxwell Hill with Avenues, Cane Vale, Valley Ridge and environs.
St Michael will be targeted on Thursday, November 23, specifically Valerie, Brittons Cross Road, Beckles Road, Villa Road, Laynes Road, Scott’s Gap, Highgate Gardens, Collymore Rock, Burke’s Land, Eversley Road, Brittons New Road, Reece Land, Flagstaff and surrounding areas.
Fogging continues on Friday, November 24, in the St Michael districts of Lodge Crescent, Opal Court, Pearl Drive, Duffin Court, Topaz Drive, Sapphire Drive, Emerald Drive, Friendship, Friendship Terrace, Lowland Drive, Green Hill, Mahaica Gap, Lewis Gap, Storey Gap and neighbouring districts.
Fogging will be carried out from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. daily, and householders are reminded to open their windows and doors to allow the spray to enter. Persons with respiratory problems are advised to protect themselves, and children should not play in the fog.