Forecast is for ‘foggy’

8_ball_faceLike the Magic 8 Ball, which sometimes said the outlook is ‘hazy,’ it’s going to be that way on St. John Thursday evening.

The Health Department’s fogging equipment will be on island as part of the Territory’s effort to kill mosquito larvae.

Health workers will be working in Cruz Bay and Coral Bay, laying down fog and treating ponds and other water sources.

The goal is to kill the mosquito eggs, before they hatch, and breed flying critters which become possible carriers of dengue fever.
The fogging effort is being made at the same time the Health Department is offering advice about how to avoid mosquito bites: wear long sleeve clothing, make sure window screens are installed, repair septic tanks, and use insect repellent.

4 thoughts on “Forecast is for ‘foggy’”

  1. Ive been coming to STJ for over 10 years, and never had a problem with mosquitoes. Is this normal fogging, or is there an outbreak? Im heading down on Saturday…

  2. Oh my…..about four or five years ago we were staying in Coral Bay. For two weeks we could not dine outside at our villa and could only spend a very few minutes in our pool as we were swarmed by mosquitos. Could barely make it from the beach to the water at Maho without being swarmed. We were told it was one of the worst hatches in years…must not have fogged that year. DEET was ineffective. We became very good at finding the breezy spots on island – helped keep the little buggers away…thank goodness for the breeze at Aqua Bistro 🙂

  3. I contracted Dengue Fever during our stay in St.John in 2010….I have since been back and have another trip planned for this March….call me crazy!

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