Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) yesterday conducted the first day of a combing operation to destroy mosquito breeding grounds in order to check the spread of Aedes mosquito.
On the first day of drive, the team visited at least 12,736 houses and establishments and found Aedes mosquito larvae in 87 houses and establishments, according to a press release.
The 10-day drive began simultaneously in all 54 wards under the city corporation to contain the mosquito menace, said a press release.
Additionally, suitable conditions for Aedes mosquito -- such as stagnant water -- were found at 7,301 establishments, including residential houses and under construction buildings in the city area.
During the operation, the DNCC mobile court also fined owners of 20 establishments around Tk 1.28 lakh for hosting Aedes larvae. The team also cautioned several more establishments.
Aedes larvae were found in abandoned tyres, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water-meters, garages, water houses, broken mugs, floors, water-tanks, plastic containers, roof-drains, yogurt pots, abandoned commodes, coconut shells, broken pots, basement and spaces between two houses, said an official of DNCC.
The 10-day operation will continue every day except August 11, 14 and 15, dividing a ward into ten sectors and a sector into 10 sub-sectors, said the official of DNCC.