Tuesday, April 20, 2010

An itch free city

Last year Torrevieja suffered a very bad infestation of mosquitoes which caused untold misery for many of the residents. This year they plan to nip the problem in the bud by spraying all areas where the insects might breed. These include, disused swimming pools, gardens, fountains, areas of heavy vegetation, parks etc. The city has been divided into 13 zones which will be tackled systematically during this week.

Now, there is still the possibility of finding mosquitoes later in the the summer because apart from anything else, the technicians don’t have access to private property where the insects may find places to breed. Still, at least the situation should be a lot better than last year when the hospital was inundated with people covered in nasty bites. 

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