Larnaca municipality announced on Tuesday that anti mosquito spraying would be carried out on Wednesday and Thursday from 6.30am until 9.30am each day. The sprayings will cover the area around the salt lake – from Kamares to the bird watching tower next to Pattichion Amphitheatre.
During the sprayings the nature trail from Kamares to the army camp near the salt lake will be closed to the public.
In order to allay any fears over any environmental impact, the municipality said it had received permission from both the department of the environment of the ministry of agriculture and from the public health services. Eco-friendly substances will be used, it added. The plane assigned to the task will be a yellow ‘Air-Tractor 802’ with the registration number FD-1. It will spray at low altitude for better results, the municipality said.