Some 20 mist blowers and two vehicle mounted fogging machines have already been bought
As per the suggestions of expert entomologists, Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has bought 22 modern machineries for speedy and effective mosquito elimination.
Some 20 mist blowers, otherwise known as power spray machines, and two vehicle mounted fogging machines have already been bought, a press release issued by DNCC said on Wednesday.
Three more fogging machines will be bought soon, reports BSS.
DNCC will provide ten areas under its jurisdiction with two mist blowers each for larviciding, in order to destroy the eggs and larvae of malaria, as well as other disease carrying mosquitoes in the sewers.
The vehicle mounted fogging machines, bought from Germany, will also be used to kill adult virus bearing mosquitoes, a process commonly known as adulticiding.
The fogger machines are capable of adulticiding in many areas in a short period of time, the release added.
Earlier on November 21, DNCC Mayor Atiqul Islam launched the mist blower machines.
According to the release, DNCC have been using the fogging machines since November this year.