Marketing and Communications Manager
BVI Health Services Authority
Residents are being encouraged 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 property.
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.
Cleaning of the yard and clearing of bushes on a regular basis also reduces mosquito breeding and the spread of vector borne diseases.