Gers: anti-mosquito shock operation in Miélan and Mirande in opposition to the backdrop of tropical ailments
The passage of a traveler affected by a tropical virus led the ARS to launch a large eradication of tiger mosquitoes the place he had handed: on this case, within the Gers, Miélan and Mirande.
Since 2016, the tiger mosquito has been progressing within the Gers: 130 colonized municipalities, i.e. 69% of the Gers inhabitants, had been involved in 2021. A scourge for public well being, as a result of the insect can transmit severe infectious ailments resembling dengue, Zika or chikungunya. And a service of certainly one of these viruses handed by way of the Mirande and Miélan sector, the place there are lots of tiger mosquitoes.
Haro on the mosquito
The ARS launched an evening operation, from Tuesday September 13 to Wednesday September 14 in Mirande and from Wednesday September 14 to Thursday September 15 in Miélan, every time between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m., when the insect is at relaxation. “It’s about spraying insecticide on the areas recognized beforehand, explains the director of the ARS of Gers, Didier Pier Florentin.
Data has been disseminated for the inhabitants, in session with the city halls and the gendarmerie, each so that individuals grow to be conscious of the issue, but additionally in order that the looks of males in coveralls in the midst of the night time doesn’t trigger panic. !”
Exterior of those areas no remedy is carried out. Mosquito management solely takes an hour, every time on restricted surfaces. The method is properly managed, and it is rather environment friendly. “It is a confirmed technique, used within the Caribbean for years. It overcomes grownup or larval bugs.
These operations break any likelihood of a series of native transmission of those ailments. “Even when there have been no circumstances of those ailments within the Gers, this type of prophylaxis destroys any threat”, assures the Gers director of the ARS. Within the particular case of the contaminated traveler who handed by way of Miélan and Mirande, a mosquito management remedy focused on the tiger mosquito was carried out inside a radius of motion of 150 meters across the areas frequented by this particular person.
Defend your self from tiger mosquitoes
The tiger mosquito lays eggs and develops in stagnant water – small objects and water containers – inside a really brief vary: lower than 150 m. The one method to act on its density is subsequently the definitive elimination, or failing that, common monitoring (twice per week), of all breeding websites round the home. Get rid of locations the place water can stagnate (small garbage, cumbersome gadgets, inexperienced waste, and so on.), change the water for crops and flowers, test that rainwater runs off appropriately, cowl water tanks. Additionally it is essential to get rid of the resting locations of grownup mosquitoes: clear brush and trim tall grass and hedges, prune timber, decide up fallen fruit and plant particles, cut back sources of humidity (restrict watering), keep your backyard.
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