The municipality of Araruna, through the Municipal Health Department, began extensive work on Monday (14/03) to control Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in areas with the highest rate of mosquito-spread in the municipality. In the fight against Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, Ararona receives reinforcements from a smoke van.
The insecticide will be applied in both the urban and rural communities of Mata Philae throughout the week.
“We started applying the insecticide with the smoke car today.” These are measures to control and eliminate the mosquitos that transmit dengue fever.” Rodrigo Patricio, VISA/Araruna Coordinator, explained.
“It is critical to educate the entire population that the use of insecticides is a complementary and emergency measure, keeping in mind that vector control is done at the home visit, in the routine of the endemic agent destroying the mosquito larva, because if not controlled, the larva It develops into an adult mosquito responsible for transmitting diseases.” “In addition to all of the work that has been done, the municipal administration has staked on educational measures and campaigns through primary care, which also help to control the disease,” Mayor Vital Costa emphasises.
Residents should clean their backyards at least once a week to avoid a buildup of garbage that can collect water. Mosquito eggs or larvae may also be found in potted plants.
Breeders can be found in any amount of stagnant water, no matter how small, including bottle caps. However, it is frequently found in garbage, such as plastic waste on the streets. To kill mosquito eggs, sand the edges of plant trays or wash them with soapy water, a loofah, and soap once a week. Covered water storage areas should be maintained.