Benidorm prints again the information campaign to prevent the appearance of Tiger Mosquito
The City Council launches a side and Hidraqua includes in the water bill a diptych with the basic recommendations.
Benidorm City Council is going to reissue the information campaign to control the appearance of the Tiger Mosquito and prevent its spread. Thus, the mayor, Toni Pérez, has signed a public announcement with the recommendations that citizens must take to prevent the breeding and development of this mosquito, which will be published on the City Council website (www.benidorm.org) and will also be placed on all municipal buildings.
In addition, and as in previous years and in coordination with the Department of Health, from this week the water concessionaire, Hidraqua, include in the receipts a diptych with the main recommendations, as indicated by the mayor of Environment , José Ramón González de Zárate.
De Zárate recalled that "90% of the foci of breeding and development occur in private and private areas such as patios, gardens and terraces and that is why we ask the collaboration of all citizens to adopt the corresponding preventive measures in their homes "
The councilor explained that the Mosquito Tiger, unlike the common, "needs very little water to reproduce", so the most prone to appear are small containers such as vases, buckets, bowls, drums without lids, and swimming pools abandoned with small amount of water, scuppers, small superficial puddles after irrigation, or holes in tree trunks.
The main measures to adopt in the homes are: remove from the weather the objects that can accumulate water as the vases, cubes or bajotiestos already indicated; keep swimming pools and ornamental fountains in good hygienic-sanitary conditions or keep them completely dry in case they are empty; change often the water of aquatic plants and that of the drinking fountains of domestic animals; periodically check drains and gutters so they are clean and free of obstructions; and do the same with patios, terraces and gardens.
De Zárate has indicated that from the City Council "we are already working on scuppers, water network and all public areas to prevent the occurrence of outbreaks." Specifically, the state of sewerage and rainwater is being monitored, as well as parks, gardens and scuppers to stop possible outbreaks. In addition, the cleaning staff has been trained to prevent the accumulation of water after washing.