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Pattaya goes to war against mosquitoes

 

(PattayaMail Source)

 

Pattaya has declared war on mosquitoes, sending workers armed with insecticide around the city daily to combat dengue fever and malaria.

Twelve workers from the Center or Disease Control and Prevention are targeting high-risk areas and educating home and business owners on ways to reduce mosquito populations, such as removing any standing water from their property. Workers on March 22 sprayed the area between Walking Street and Bali Hai Pier and are responding to requests for other areas.

 

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Sahas Wattanawiphat of the Public Health and Environment Department office admitted the city has only 12 workers to do the job and far more places that need to be sprayed. Further, he said, the process takes time as to completely rid an area of mosquitoes, it must be sprayed daily for a month.

Success, Sahas added, “also depends on residents to lend a helping hand in investigating their own homes for sources of mosquitoes because residents cannot rely on the public sector alone due to the low number of personnel.”

Residents can obtain advice and abatement sand from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention offices on Soi 6 and or Soi Buakaow or by calling 038-429-738.

 

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I remember the last time they did that I was sat in a bar across the street and within minutes the bar was inundated with cockroaches escaping the smoke.

Thousands of the beasties - me and the ex moved to another place for a drink it was that bad.

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Don't know what effect gasing the sewers has, i don't think mosquito eggs and larva do well in this mix of feces and detergents from a million laundries. They do probably fine in lakes, ponds and puddles. Coupla years ago the city government tried to fight off swine flu by scrubbing Walking Street.

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