Muscat Municipality in Seeb has intensified its inspection campaign against Aedes aegypti mosquito – the primary vector in transmitting dengue virus – in coordination with the Ministry of Health (MoH). Ismail al Rashdi, head of the pest handle division at the Directorate General of Muscat Municipality in Seeb, explained that specialists from each the Ministry of Health and Muscat Municipality in Seeb carried out precautionary measures by scanning for mosquito breeding websites in the wilayat of Seeb.
The municipality and ministry officials are making certain that there is no water stagnation in the wilayat even in tiny quantities. Some of the frequent mosquito breeding websites contain flowerpots, fountains and old tyres.
The pest handle division of Muscat Municipality also sprayed repellents in locations right after it received calls relating to presence of mosquitoes. This is specifically crucial as Aedes aegypti mosquito is most active in the course of the day and just just before sunset.
Spraying procedure entails utilizing hot fogging machines and cold ultra-low volume spraying machines with pyrethroid insecticides as certified by the World Health Organization. Pest controlling programme also utilizes silicone oil in stagnant water as a all-natural eco-friendly insecticide. The combat campaign also integrated some awareness programmes for citizens and residents in Seeb to familiarise them with dengue, its causes of spread and symptoms.
Information Source: Muscat Daily