Next week, five parishes will experience the Ministry of Health?s bid to deal with the dreaded Aedes Aegypti mosquito by fogging it off.

When the team from the Vector Control Unit starts on Monday, February 18, they’ll be seriously fogging the following St. Philip districts – Kirtons, Kirtons #1, #2, #3, Caveland, Hopeland, Rices Gardens, Rices, Friendship Drive, Crane, Tranquility Drive, Crane Lodge, Collington Drive, Pounders Land, Diamond Valley and environs.

The following day, Tuesday, February 19 the team will journey to Christ Church and they’ll fog Graeme Hall Park, Maxwell Hill, Kendal Hill, Briar Hall, Kendal Hill Park, Silver Hill Landing Scheme, Silver Hill Housing Area, Silver Hill and its surroundings.

More fogging from Wednesday, February 20 but over in the St. Andrew districts of Haggatts, St. Simon?s, Belleplaine, Lakes, East Coast Road, Douglin Road, Jordan Road, Isolation Road, Walkers, Bawdens, Shorey Village and environs.

Thursday, February 21 will be the turn of St. Michael. This is when the team fogs Suttle Street, Lakes Folly, Chapman Lane, Emmerton Lane, Fontabelle, Reed Street, Mason Hall Street, Baxters Road, Tudor Street, Pickwick Gap, President Kennedy Drive, Kensington New Road, New Orleans, Westbury Road, School Gap, Fitts Gap, Phillips Gap, Pounders Gap, Grants Gap, Westbury New Road, Deacons Road, New Belleville, Parris Gap and surroundings.

Fogging climaxes on Friday, February 22 in St. James at Husbands, Husbands Heights, Husbands Gardens, Watermans Village, Ricks Road and environs.

All fogging runs from 4:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. and householders are asked to assist by opening windows and doors to allow the fog to penetrate.

Persons with respiratory problems should protect themselves from inhaling the fog while pedestrians and motorists must proceed with caution when encountering fogging operations on the street.

Parents are instructed to prohibit children from playing in the fog or running behind the fogging machine.

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  1. Ian.. it doesn’t matter were they fog.. those blasted Mossie’s see it come and fly to the next village.. trust me.. they never fog in my area of St. George and when they fog down the road, in two 2’s those mossies are all up by me.


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