The Environmental Health Unit on Nevis has increased inspections of homes to assist home owners with source reduction. . Additionally, the Unit has started a fogging exercise in selected areas where the mosquito burden is known to be high. The schedule for next week is as follows:
Monday 10 Bath Village
Tuesday 11 Bath Village
Wednesday 12 Upper Stoney Grove
Thursday 13 Lower Stoney Grove
Friday 14 Ramsbury
Fogging starts at 4:30 p.m. daily.
Residents are requested to open your windows so that the fog can get indoors and kill the adult mosquitoes. Persons with respiratory conditions such as asthma are asked to leave the area for a few hours.
The Ministry of Health also supports the Zika Amnesty Week October 10th to 17th spearheaded by the Solid Waste Department. During this week white goods will be taken at the landfill free of cost. These are potential breeding sites and we urge persons to take full advantage of this amnesty period to clean up their surroundings.