Dengue fever case: a new exceptional mosquito control operation, near Toulouse

A new mosquito control operation will be carried out on the night of Tuesday September 6 to Wednesday September 7, 2022 in Blagnac (©Archives / Departmental Council of Haute-Garonne)

A few days after two similar operations around the rue de Metz in Toulouse and on the side of La Salvetat-Saint-Gilles (Haute-Garonne), a new “exceptional mosquito control” will be conducted in the heart of downtown Blagnacon the night of Tuesday September 6 to Wednesday September 7, 2022.

Where and when will the operation be conducted?

Launch at the request of ARS Occitanie, the operation will be carried out between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. According to the town hall of Blagnac, “the targeted streets are those within a perimeter of approximately 150 meters around the church.

As in Toulouse, a week earlier, this operation is explained by the appearance of a imported case of tropical disease: “This treatment is necessary following the detection of a dengue fever originating from a tropical country in order to avoid any local transmission”, relates the town hall of Blagnac, which specifies that the infected person “returns from a trip”.

“It remains located in a single sector of the city”

While on social networks, many citizens are calling for mosquito control near their homes to stem the proliferation of ubiquitous mosquitoes at the end of summer, the town hall of Blagnac recalls that such a “chemical” operation is “the exclusive responsibility of the ARS”.

“The decision to carry out this chemical mosquito control remains the exclusive responsibility of the ARS. It is located in a single sector of the city to deal with this case of force majeure and can in no way replace the combined action of the City and the entire population to fight against the proliferation of tiger mosquitoes”.

Blagnac town hall

Recommendations to follow

In order to “facilitate the course of the intervention”, but also to guard against possible “inconveniences” after the operation, the municipality delivers different recommendations.

Here are the recommendations of the authorities before the mosquito control operation in Blagnac
Here are the recommendations of the authorities before the mosquito control operation in Blagnac (©City of Blagnac)

Thus, it is strongly advised to close the windows overlooking the public road during the passage of the treatment machine, but also an hour after intervention. The respondent authorities also put in the laundrythem toys and the food that would be outside during the passage of the treatment vehicle. But also to “remove or bring in the animals”.

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