14 October 2016 Last updated at: 12:27 PM
Blantyre residents asked to help reduce mosquito population
The Blantyre City Council (BCC) has advised residents to take part in reducing the high population of mosquitos in the city.
Speaking at a press briefing in Blantyre, director of health services at the council Emmanuel Kanjunjunju said BCC is aware of the high population of mosquitos which have conquered the city.
“We did a research together with our friends from the College of Medicine and the Department of Environmental Health at the Polytechnic and we are planning to spray biological chemicals in all breeding sources of these mosquitoes in order to reduce the population which is a danger to the lives of people,” said Kanjunjunju.
He added that as a council they are asking all people in all areas in the city to individually take a role in dealing with the mosquitos.
Residents are asked to check their surroundings for stagnant water, a potential breeding ground for mosquitos especially in the rainy season.
Meanwhile the council has also called on well-wishers to donate pesticides that would be used in controlling the population of the mosquitos in the city.