Mosquito prevention and treatment:
- Dry standing water in various places: roofs, water barrels, boiler leaks, shelters, basements and the bottoms of planters.
- Prevent the accumulation of puddles due to water leaks from faucets and air conditioners.
- Seal household sewage systems in yards.
- Check for leaks in apartment building boiler rooms.
- Close and seal water cisterns in yards.
- Personal defensiveness.
- Install nets over windows and doorways, operate fans, wear long clothing and use mosquito repellants sold to the general public, including ointments, tablets, sprays, vaporizing liquids, liquids for burning, etc.
- In severe cases, it is recommended to use the services of an Environmental Protection Ministry qualified exterminator to locate and exterminate incubation sources in private areas.
Actions taken by the Municipality to prevent mosquito hazards:
The Municipality has mapped the known sources of incubation and conducts preventive spraying, locating and monitoring activities for possible incubation sources.
The Municipality carries out pest control in all public areas according to the annual plan, pest control on private property and yards is the responsibility of property owners / tenants.
The dangers of the Asian tiger mosquitos:
The Asian tiger mosquito can transmit diseases.
The striped black mosquitos that “sting” during the day are called Asian tiger mosquitos. These mosquitos cause painful bites and can transmit viruses to humans that can cause West Nile fever and the Chikungunya disease.
What can you do?
Perform a thorough inspection of your entire yard once a week – and dry out any water sources:
- Empty the bottoms of flower pots, buckets, barrels and vases of the water they contain
- Drain standing water from clogged gutters
- Cover and tightly seal any water source that cannot be drained
- Punch holes in or fill with sand any tires that accumulate water
- Avoid over-watering gardens
The primary sources of incubation are in the water found in the yards of homes, small containers are a preferred site for mosquito incubation.
If you have any questions you can contact the Sanitation Division, Pest Control Unit, at 02-5314659
Prevention and Treatment of Rodents and Pests:
- Hermetically close sewage systems including inspection chambers and manholes, sewage chambers, in yards and open areas and inactive toilets in shelters.
- Seal any space existing between the door and the floor of a house, especially in private homes.
- Install mesh caps on the ventilation ducts on the roofs of houses, showers and toilets, and close and seal solar water heaters.
- Install galvanized nets resistant to the gnawing of rodents in order to prevent possible entry of pests by climbing on walls and trees.
- Dilute vegetation in yards and the eliminate hiding places.
- Lay poisoned bait in sealed and closed systems (by Environmental Protection Ministry certified exterminators only).
- Dispose of scrap from yards and maintain of cleanliness.
- Seal around external pipes leading into the apartment (water, electricity, phone, cable television, etc.).
Recommended treatment following discovery:
- Contact a Ministry of Environmental Protection certified exterminator to locate and discover the source from which the rats / mice appeared.
- The laying of poisoned baits in potential sites is permitted by law for certified and licensed exterminators.
- Indoors it is recommended to use traps that can be purchased in hardware stores.
- In any event it is forbidden to use poisoned bait indoors and in open areas.
- The Municipality performs pest control in all public areas according to an annual plan.
- Pest control in private areas and yards is the responsibility of property owners / tenants, through certified exterminators.