Kathmandu: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is going to use the organic insecticide ‘Bio Larvicide’ to destroy mosquito larva to control dengue in the metropolitan city. Mayor Balen Shah said that Bio Larvicide is going to be used for the first time in Nepal to destroy the mosquito larva. Shah said the insecticide is organic and it does not harm any other creatures except mosquitoes and their larva.
“Bio Larvicide is organic. It does not harm any other creatures except mosquitoes and their larva. It is not a pesticide. The insecticide should be sprayed on top of the water. It produces poison in the abdomen of larva and destroys the digestive process, thereby killing the larva,” the Kathmandu Mayor wrote on Twitter. “Larva and pupa of all types of mosquitoes spreading dengue, filariasis, and malaria will be destroyed from it.”
KMC has launched free hotline number 1180 round the clock to take counseling regarding dengue apart from making arrangement for free ambulance service, for which one has to dial 102, if dengue patient needs to visit hospital.