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Jan 11, 2021

Pesky Bug Invasion!

It looks like an invasion. Videos posted online show entire walls and ceilings blanketed by the pesky bugs. Some residents are concerned as they think the bugs are mosquitoes and put them at risk for Dengue or other vector-borne illnesses. We reached out to the Ministry of Health today, who said they are aware of the situation. They clarified that the pests are not mosquitos. They are an insect that resembles mosquitos called midges. While they are a nuisance, they do not bite and do not carry diseases. The Ministry added that they will be spraying in coastal neighborhoods affected to alleviate the situation – once the weather permits.  If you have been affected by the midge-invasion, you can call 223-1213 to contact the environmental health office in Belize City.


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