GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The
Collective Preventive Services (CPS), a government department under the
Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour, says due to Sunday’s
rainfall, CPS re-enforces its message that all residents and businesses need to
take proactive measures to prevent mosquitos from breeding.
Be on the alert for mosquito breeding sites
and eliminate them especially after rainfall!
CPS is calling on the populace as well as
visitors to wear light colored clothing at dusk; long sleeve shirts and pants;
and use mosquito repellent to prevent being bitten by a mosquito that could
possibly be carrying a mosquito borne disease.
Actively destroy or dispose of tin cans, old
tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other containers that collect
and hold water. Do not allow water to accumulate in the saucers of flowerpots,
cemetery urns/vase or in pet dishes for more than two days. Throw out the
water and turn them over every time it collects water.
Screen off cistern
outlets, cover and screen septic tanks properly.
An increase in the
mosquito population puts residents and visitors at risk.
For information about dengue fever, zika and
chikungunya prevention measures, you can call CPS 542-2078 or 542-3003 to
report mosquito breeding sites or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org