Of­fi­cials sound mos­quito warn­ing

Shanghai Daily - - METRO - Cai Wen­jun

LO­CAL health of­fi­cials yes­ter­day warnedw a rise in the num­ber of mos­qui­toes this sum­mer due to the short plum rain sea­son and abun­dant rain­fall, prompt­ing them to take pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures.

Still wa­ter from rain and quickly-ris­ing tem­per­a­tures af­ter the plum rain sea­son that ended on Mon­day are ideal breed­ing grounds for mos­qui­toes, ac­cord­ing to of­fi­cials.

June, July and Au­gust are usu­ally the peak months for mos­qui­toes in Shang­hai. Last year, the den­sity of the in­sect dou­bled in June from May.

“We haven’t worked out the fixed den­sity of mos­qui­toes this month, but it def­i­nitely will be higher than last month,” said Leng Pei’en, di­rec­tor of vec­tor con­trol depart­ment of the Shang­hai Cen­ter for Dis­ease Con­trol and Pre­ven­tion.

A 10-day cam­paign against mos­qui­toes started yes­ter­day, fo­cus­ing on con­struc­tion sites, Metro sta­tions, res­i­den­tial ar­eas, un­der­ground park­ing lots and the out­skirts.

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