The Environment Minister tweeted today that “the rise in the number of mosquitoes is the result of higher seasonal temperatures and a environment embracing bugs”. While we all are aware of that fact, someone should also remind the Minister that we need to keep our cities clean and get rid of any standing water or uncovered trash to control flies and mosquitoes.
Uncovered trash is all a mosquito needs to start a family, so imagine what hundreds of tons of uncovered piles of trash over a 9 month period can do.
I think we need to start a petition the soonest to introduce the “In-Denial” ministry.
Trash doesn’t breed mosquitos, unless the trash is allowing water to pool and collect. There is greater risk of mosquitos breeding in all the piles of unused and worn out tires that people seem to regularly burn when angry than with uncovered trash. Blaming mosquitos on trash is like saying the flu is being spread by garbage, which we know is also untrue.
No one is blaming mosquitoes on trash but controlling mosquitoes is easier when you r clean. Have u seen the piles of trash in Karantina?
Well, you did write…
“Uncovered trash is all a mosquito needs to start a family, so imagine what hundreds of tons of uncovered piles of trash over a 9 month period can do.”
And I have seen the piles of trash, shameful. Until enough pressure was put on the baladieh here we had a mini mountain outside the gates of the orphanage.
Trash doesn’t breed mosquitos, unless the trash is allowing water to pool and collect.
Again if you see the Karantina piles of garbage mosquitoes would be the least of your concern. There’s a river not just standing water
We both agree that standing water and not trash allows mosquitos an environment to breed. However, check the wording in what I quoted previously and see if that doesn’t put the blame on the trash.
Moving water, such as a river or stream, usually doesn’t pose much of a problem. There will be some mosquitos but they prefer still water. Standing water found in items such as buckets or discarded tires and natural areas where water pools and doesn’t move are ideal habitats for mosquitos. The only thing trash will do is block water movement or give a location where items that collect water (cans, buckets, tires, etc) are commonplace.
I can’t speak for areas where trash still is piled up but here in mansourieh the mosquito numbers dont seem abnormal, and we live behind a tire shop.
…flies and other pests, rats and things that scavenge, yes…they’ll enjoy all the extra trash buffets around.
Any of you noticed the bad Arabic?