The Bihar Post

Fogging stopped as medicine fails to kill deadly mosquitoes in Patna


PATNA: Municipal authorities have stopped fogging after the insecticide failed to kill mosquitoes in Patna, the capital of Bihar state.

The Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) authorities have told the local media that the fogging was stopped in view of reports from the local residents complaining about drug not killing the winged species.

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Authorities now plan to resume the fogging after increasing the doses of malathion, an organophosphate insecticide, being used to kill mosquitoes.

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Right now, one litre of malathion was being mixed with 70 litres of diesel to spray on the mosquitoes but now municipal authorities plan to increase its doses after reports of increase in their immunity power, media reports said today.

“We have reports of this insecticide leaving no impact on the mosquitoes. We have intimated the matter to the higher officials,” PMC (city circle) executive officer Ajay Kumar was quoted as saying in local media today.

He said they now plan to double up the dose of the medicine to kill mosquitoes.

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