Civic workers start carrying out fogging to prevent dengue spread

Chennai Corporation workers are slowly resuming their regular work.

This the civic officials say is happening after the density of virus cases reduced in the neighbourhood.

And now following recent rains, they have started carrying out fogging in Mylapore to prevent dengue spread.

Says a sanitary inspector attached to Ward 123, “As there is regular rain now, we have started fogging (spraying pesticides) to kill nuisance mosquitoes and most importantly dengue causing Aedes mosquitoes.”

He says that workers do fogging mostly in stormwater drains, and open pipelines, canals where the mosquitoes usually breed.

The work is performed twice a day (before sunrise and after sunset) as it’s the general mosquito breeding time, he says.

Says another Corporation official, “We also request residents to check for water stagnation in open drums, vessels and tanks at their houses and clear them to prevent mosquito breeding.”

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