Mosquito menace haunts city dwellers

Create a healthy environment where mosquitoes do not breed in the first place


The mosquito menace has grappled the city dwellers yet again. It seems like both the city corporation have significantly failed to put to a halt to reduce the mosquito menace as mosquito infestation is on the rise.

Every year we talk about solving this never-ending crisis, but it seems that authorities concerned  have not been successful enough to implement the measures that are needed to save the city dwellers from mosquito bites. The measures taken by the city corporations are not proving effective enough as people are not being able to keep their windows and doors open even during the day.


In the long run, we need to do more than simply killing the 

mosquitoes, we have to create a healthy environment 

where mosquitoes do not breed in the first place


Several water bodies in the city have become virtually breeding grounds for mosquitoes. However, the authorities concerned are still not taking any proper steps to clean those. As a result, the same problem arises every year. To solve this crisis more consistent adequate measures should be implemented by both the city corporations.

If an area is larvicided properly, mosquito breeding will not happen easily. Therefore proper monitoring needs to be ensured in the ground level of city corporations. In order to control the breeding of mosquitoes, Dhaka North City Corporation launched a mosquito extermination programme. However, strict monitoring is needed to make this programme a success.

From mid February rise in temperature lead to surge in carbon based matter in water bodies. This provides food as well as breeding atmosphere to mosquitoes. So it is vital to spray larvicide extensively, or else the situation may turn worse. In the long run, we need to do more than simply killing the mosquitoes, we have to create a healthy environment where mosquitoes do not breed in the first place.