With a local fish species, State government seeks to reduce the quantity of mosquitoes in Yucatan cenotes…
MERIDA — More than 17,000 fish of the species Gambusia yucatana, also known as Mosquito-fish, were released again in the aguada of the Kai Luum park as part of the biological measures to control the proliferation of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which transmits diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and zika.
The head of the Department of Urban Development and Environment (Seduma), Eduardo Batllori Sampedro, accompanied by the citizen who donated the fish, went to this water body, which is a known mosquito nesting site.
“The species Gambusia yucatana is very helpful in naturally controlling the insect by preventing its reproduction and therefore reducing the spread of diseases, considering that most of its diet is Aedes aegypti eggs”, said Batllori Sampedro.
Since its inception, there are already nearly 200 thousand Gambusia fish that have been released in different parks in the city of Merida for the control of dengue, chikungunya and zika diseases.
These activities were carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), with the support of Manuel Abraham Magaña, owner of the Emanuel farm located in the municipality of Hunucmá, a company that supported the donation of the fish species.
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