Ile-de-France does not adapt. After Dravelle, Paris, Colombes (Hauts-de-Seine), Ferrières-le-Buisson, Maisons-Alfour (Val-de-Marne), the Regional Mosquito Control Agency will be dispatched during the night from Friday to Saturday in the municipality of Yerres in Essonne.
The mosquito control operation will be carried out between midnight and three in the morning in a “local area of the city,” commented without further details the Ile-de-France regional health agency responsible for this public health issue.
“This operation was planned after confirmation of an imported case,” the ARS confirms. In other words, a patient suffering from dengue, Zika or chikungunya – three diseases classified as arboviruses – was reported to have been frequenting the town of Jerez. The latter was not contaminated on French soil, but rather imported the disease from a foreign country.
To avoid the transmission of these diseases that could lead to “serious complications,” the rescue authority will carry out an operation aimed at eradicating the tiger mosquito responsible for the spread of these viruses in a prohibited area. “The tiger mosquito does not fly more than 150 metres, so the perimeter of operation is limited to a radius of 150 meters around the place the person concerned frequents.”
Therefore, ARD agents will intervene overnight from Friday to Saturday “to spray approved insecticide products that also have the advantage of rapid decomposition.” Residents of the areas concerned are usually notified. Three days ago, residents of the neighborhood targeted by this operation in Maisons Alvor (Val-de-Marne) rallied against the spraying of these products, which they considered “harmful.”
The ARS also states that it is intervening here in the context of risks to public health. “These operations are not intended to eliminate all traces of the tiger mosquito, but rather to quickly reduce the risk of the spread of the disease.” With regard to the elimination of this pest, the Foundation passes the responsibility to the local authorities. “Collective prevention of the spread of the tiger mosquito actually depends mostly On actions affecting city planning and territorial development, efficiency is in the hands of communities. »