New pesticides will be sprayed from Thursday: DNCC Mayor

DHAKA, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor

Atiqul Islam has said two new pesticides will be sprayed from Thursday to

control the Aedes mosquitoes, carrier of the deadly dengue virus.

The mayor said this at a press conference arranged by DNCC at Nagar Bhabhan

today.

The two new products of Malathion came from a Chinese companyNanjing

Ecofarm Technologyon Tuesday, he said, adding that the pesticides have

been tested at the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research

(IEDCR) lab.

Atiqul said a ninemember team has been formed for each ward comprising

Bangladesh Scouts and The Bangladesh National Cadet Corps (BNCC) members to

go every home and destroy breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes.

After visiting houses, the team would apply stickers thereDuring the

next followup visit, the owners, if anyone found not following the

guidelines, would be fined, he added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)