Muscat – With an aim to reduce the spread of mosquitoes in the governorate, Muscat Municipality has launched a vector control campaign.
The campaign aims to combat mosquitoes, creating a healthier environment for citizens and residents in several parts of Muscat.
A statement issued by the municipality on Monday said, ‘Muscat Municipality has intensified its efforts to detect and investigate the causes and breeding points of mosquitoes in Muscat.
‘We continue our mosquito control campaigns targeting breeding sites, and call on members of the community to adopt hygienic practices to eliminate the breeding environments.’
Mosquitoes are usually found in industrial areas and in places where water collects due to improper drainage.
Muscat Municipality has urged people to take steps to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites, which include cleaning of water tanks, disposal of water collected from air conditioners, changing water used for fountains, swimming pools and agricultural purposes every five days. It has also called for changing water kept in containers for animals and birds every five days.
All water tanks should be properly covered, stated the civic body.