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Town Council Actions

Fogging
Our Town Council has purchased granular mosquito pesticide for our Property staff to apply at areas with stagnant water.

Fogging is done when there is a mosquito nuisance problem or a disease outbreak.

To carry out fogging on an ad-hoc basis where mosquito complaints are received at the similar precinct.
Oiling
Our conservancy workers will carry out oiling to drains and gullies on a twice-weekly frequency in the estates.
Education
Periodically put up educational material at TC notice boards to urge residents to check and prevent mosquito breeding their homes.
Inspection
During their daily estate inspections, property staff look out for potential mosquito breeding areas such as stagnant water at common corridors, rooftop, etc.
Weekly

Check for mosquito breeding in the following places :-
* Discarded receptacles in open areas and under bushes
* Open and closed drains
* Gully traps
* Ground puddles
* Tree holes and bifurcations between branches, and leaf axil of banana trees,Travellers Palms and other palms
* Joss paper burners
* Outdoors hanging and standing litter bins
* Scupper drains in common corridors and void decks
* Bin centres (pay attention to perimeter drains, gully traps, discarded receptacles,stored bulk bins and joss paper burners inside and around bin centres)
* Scupper drains, perimeter drains and sumps of multi- storey car park.
* Any other water-bearing receptacles

Fortnightly
Check roof drainage and gutters of bin centres, linkways, overhead bridges, and other buildings or structures having roof drainage.

Apply sand granular insecticide to gully traps, manhole cover handle depressions,
lightning conductor pits, stop-cock pits, valve chambers and sumps.

Destruction of mosquito breeding
Destroy all mosquito breedings found during the inspection, and remove or treat with insecticide all potential breeding habitats. Report to Town Councils all the breedings
detected and the potential breeding habitats observed so that appropriate or permanent measures can be taken to eliminate the potential breeding grounds.