Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A different approach

One of our neighbours came round the other day to deliver our Betterware order. I couldn’t help but notice the mosquito bites on his legs. The reaction he had suffered looked to be most unpleasant. Pam and I have a few bites to show for this latest attack but nothing to compare with those of our neighbour.

In Torrevieja they have been spraying to eliminate the little biters but have faced the problem in gaining access to private land where the insects can breed in even the smallest puddle of water. Wouldn’t it be better if they could find a way to get rid of the insects all together?

In San Fulgencio they have taken a more radical approach to the elimination of mosquitoes in the town. Last Thursday, a helicopter sprayed a biological larvicide which they claim will give permanent protection for a whole year. The chemical used is highly selective and will not harm any other insects or animals nor will it cause any damage to the environment.

I wonder if it is possible that we can have a similar solution for our town? It might spare us a lot of misery and discomfort.

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