During the summer and after the heavy rains that have hit Patos de Minas and the region, caution should be doubled about the importance of taking action to prevent and control the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The insect is the carrier of the dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses and their eradication is necessary to control cases of these diseases. In this context, everyone’s participation is essential to achieve the goal.
Residents help control mosquitoes by eliminating “traditional” rainwater holding points in homes, such as drains, gutters, potted plants, and tires. But it is also necessary to check other containers, such as those that serve as water fountains for pets, such as dogs and cats for example.
Agents for controlling diseases endemic to Patos de Minas will be on the field from Saturday to Monday (26 to 28/2) to implement the siege in different parts of the city. The goal is to contain the spread of dengue, and to work in places where Aedes aegypti spread is most noticeable. Only this week, 30 suspected cases of the disease were reported.
So, if an endemic worker knocks on your door, open it up and leave it to check your belongings. It is important to note that all professionals wear a uniform and wear a badge. Reports of mosquito breeding sites can be submitted through the “Conecta Patos” app.
How to play your part in Aedes control
• Always cover the trash.
• a backyard without litter, debris, overturned bottles and buckets;
• Dry and empty air conditioning, refrigerator water tanks and humidifiers.
• Clean the drains and apply the screen.
• do not use small dishes in which water accumulates for plant pots;
• A bowl of water to clean the animals using a loofah or brush.
• Clean gutters and gutters.
• Periodic maintenance of swimming pools and water tanks.
• Aloe vera and other plants that collect water in a covered place.
• The canvases are well stretched, which prevents the formation of puddles of water;
• Do not use pet bottles with drip plants that have holes that mosquitoes can enter to lay eggs.
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