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Notice of Aerial Operations

Please be advised that the Mosquito Research & Control Unit will be conducting aerial operations over mosquito-breeding swamp areas from Wednesday 7th May. These operations will involve low-level flights during mornings and late afternoon. The operation will start in the area of West Bay and finish on the north side of the island. Weather permitting the application should be complete within ten days.

The distinctive red and white MRCU aircraft will be applying small pellets specifically designed to target mosquito larvae developing in aquatic habitats, and by this means prevent emergence of biting mosquitoes. Once the rains begin the pellets are activated and will provide control for up to two months. Low-level flights over specific areas are necessary to ensure that correct application and successful control of mosquitoes is achieved.

Further information can be found on the Mosquito Research & Control Unit facebook page or website ( A daily update of the areas being treated will also be available on those sites.

Please feel free to call MRCU with any enquiries on 949-2557