Hubballi: In response to the increased risk of mosquito-borne diseases due to heavy rains, the Hubballi-Dharwad Municipal Corporation (HDMC) recently convened a meeting to address the situation. To tackle the issue effectively, guppies have been introduced into water bodies, including ponds, lakes, and nalas in the twin cities. These small fish help in reducing mosquito larvae and curbing their population.
Following the directions of the deputy commissioner, the health department has deployed over 100 staff members to conduct larvae surveys and prevent mosquito breeding.
Additionally, targeted fogging and spraying activities are being carried out in specific areas, and instructed have been given to do spraying and fogging in places where dengue and malaria cases if reported. HDMC officials said that they have been vigilant in preventing the stagnation of rainwater, which can serve as potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes.
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