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Limassol draws up plan to fight mosquitoes

A swarm of mosquitoes

Limassol municipality has drawn up an action plan to fight the proliferation of mosquitoes in western parts of the town in collaboration with state authorities and the British bases, details of which it announced on Thursday.

To solve the problem, new equipment such as spraying machines and special vehicles are also going to be used and more people, including an entomologist, will be deployed.

The areas of Akrotiri, Asomatos, Trachoni and Tserkes, where mosquitoes have harassed residents in recent years, were divided into 33 areas according to priority.

It was decided to improve access to as yet inaccessible areas by creating paths and the areas will be treated against larvae with the use of non-toxic products.

As part of the programme, residents will be informed about how they can contribute to control the insects.

In addition, the municipality asked the agriculture and environment ministry to supply special magnetic traps to capture adult mosquitoes.

The plan was agreed on at a meeting held at the municipality between the health services, the British bases, the Limassol district administration, the department of the environment and the forestry department.

Attendees at the meeting agreed to set up a steering committee to monitor the implementation of the action plan.

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