The Pattaya Public Health Department sprayed flood-hit areas of the city with mosquito pesticide into order to prevent an outbreak of insect-borne diseases in the wake of two powerful typhoons.
Workers sprayed drainage pipes and canals connecting with Second Road Oct. 15 to prevent outbreaks of dengue fever, malaria and yellow fever. Standing water is the main breeding ground for mosquitoes carrying the disease.
Officials from Pattaya’s Public Health Department spray mosquito pesticide into the drains on Pattaya 2nd Road.
Department secretary Sun Atidth said the rainy season is a prime breeding season for mosquitoes and the city must work hard to prevent the bug population from growing.
He said Pattaya residents also should take their own steps, by covering water buckets and treating puddles and standing water with mosquito abatement powder.