Fogging schedule January 16 to 19

The Vector Control Unit of the Ministry of Health will continue its fogging programme this week in an effort to reduce the island’s mosquito population.

On Monday, January 16, the team will head to St James to spray Laynes Road, Paynes Bay, Chapel Road, Clarke’s Road, Derricks, Appleby Gardens and the environs.

The next day, on Tuesday, January 17, fogging will continue in the St Peter districts of Queen Street, Archers Lane, Bovell Road, Porters Road, Mango Lane, Chapel Street, Gooding Alley, Church Street, Major Walk and neighbouring districts.

On Wednesday, January 18, the Vector Control Unit will journey to St Andrew to spray Savannah Road, Shorey Village, Doughlin Tenantry, St Andrew’s Church, Walkers, Bawdens, Babylon Road and the surrounding areas.

The following day, on Thursday, January 19, the team will return to St James to fog Fitts Village, Risk Road, Vaughns Road, Berbice 1& 2, Piggott Road, Jordans Road, Johnson Road, Prospect Road and the environs.

Householders are reminded to open their windows and doors to allow the spray to enter. Fogging will take place between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. each day.

12 Responses to Fogging schedule January 16 to 19

  1. Gee Zette
    Gee Zette January 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

    In my opinion health officials should target the rat population just like this fogging which i think does not work it affects peoples breathing makes the mosquitoes act strange after the fogging and gives ppl headaches just my experience and opinion if fogging works why so many mosquito’s.. Fogging has been going on for years ppl need to be aware if breeding the pest and generally be cleaner and don’t contribute to breeding them

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 16, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Mosquitoes are acting strangely
      bcoz they are in the process of dying!

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    • Gee Zette
      Gee Zette January 16, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Its that’s true true thanks for the info but rats are taking over and to me the African snails and mosquitoes take precedence over rats

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  2. Hewers of wood January 15, 2017 at 8:51 am

    What chemicals does this fog spray contain???? people should know.

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  3. Hewers of wood January 15, 2017 at 9:46 am

    @Gee – not to mention such high cancer rates, only the father knows if this fogging is contributing to a variety of illnesses too. I find that in Barbados we sit and allow a lot of things to happen without questioning anyone thereby placing ourselves in vulnerable positions.

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  4. Sherry Kirton
    Sherry Kirton January 15, 2017 at 11:23 am

    St Joseph not on the map

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 16, 2017 at 7:31 am

      St. Joseph doesn’t count.
      That’s why y’all didn’t have any water
      for a year or so.

      Sorry bout that.

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  5. JasonC. January 15, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Am…no Christ Church & St.Michael?

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  6. David Wyndoze
    David Wyndoze January 16, 2017 at 7:29 am

    Hate to think
    how much latent lung cancer this is causing!

    MALATHION is a known (and banned!) carcinogen!

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    • Martine Boyer
      Martine Boyer January 16, 2017 at 8:46 am

      I always wonder if this fogging has anything to do with the sudden deaths on the island. The last place where I stayed warned all the customers before the fogging and asked us to stay inside with all the windows closed. Meanwhile, the houses on the other side of the wall had all their windows opened! I bet they didn’t get the same warning. The people who do the fogging wear face masks, so it’s clearly dangerous to breathe this product.

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    • David Wyndoze
      David Wyndoze January 16, 2017 at 3:15 pm

      It’s only something like
      99% vaporised diesel fuel -mixed with 1% Malathion!
      Not to worry.

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  7. Helicopter(8P) January 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    I hope that the Ministry of Health has coordinated with the Meteorological Department to determine the most favorable wind speed and direction phases for those days!

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