The National Directorate General for Disaster Management (OKF), responsible for the implementation of the mosquito control program, will eradicate mosquitoes in 11 counties and 215 municipalities, covering an area of almost 70,000 hectares this week, the OKF informed MTI on Monday.
Due to the rainy weather of the past weeks and the high water level of rivers, a large number of mosquito breeding sites have been formed in the country, and the warming weather has also started to draw adult mosquitoes. According to the statement,
in this situation, mosquitoes are most likely to be found along rivers and lakes, but backwater puddles also provide an ideal habitat for them.
This week, the exterminator will be aerially applied in liquid form to the reed-covered marshy areas of Lake Balaton and Lake Velence. The floodplain breeding sites along the rivers will be treated with an aerial application of a solid product that can penetrate the tree leaves, but treatments will also be carried out from ground vehicles and on foot.
At the same time, in several areas, professionals will start this week to control adult mosquitoes. This will be carried out in the evening and at night in residential areas using equipment mounted on a flatbed vehicle. The product used does not pose a risk to humans or domestic animals.
In the next few days, people will be able to meet the machines and professionals carrying out mosquito control in the Szigetköz at the Danube in western Hungary, Lake Balaton, Lake Velence, around Lake Tisza, and in several settlements in Csongrád-Csanád and Békés counties in southern Hungary.
It was also pointed out that people can do a lot to reduce mosquito damage by regularly emptying water-filled garden toys, barrels, and watering cans around their homes.
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