Public Health Communications Specialist
Ministry of Health/Social Development
Ministry of Health & Social DevelopmentRelease Date:
Monday, 9 November 2015 - 4:45pm
Residents of the Virgin Islands are urged to make every effort to inspect their residential and business premises and empty any containers holding water to remove mosquito breeding sites in and around their properties.
General clean-up activities should include the removal of all receptacles that can become breeding sites such as old tires, discarded buckets, pots or pet feeding dishes, abandoned and derelict vehicles. Water tanks, wells, buckets and boats are to be properly covered, since these are also potential breeding sites.
Regular clearing of overgrown vegetation also reduces mosquito breeding and the spread of vector borne diseases.