Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) found Aedes mosquito larvae in 94 homes and facilities today on the first day of a 10-day combing operation in an attempt to destroy mosquito breeding grounds.
The DNCC mobile court also sentenced owners of 16 houses and facilities for around Tk 2.90 lakh for the presence of larvae and warned owners of other houses.
The 10-day combing operation began at all 54 stations in the urban area at the same time to protect city residents from mosquitoes, according to a press release from the DNCC.
The DNCC team visited at least 13,825 homes and facilities during the trip, the publication added.
Standing water and breeding grounds for Aedes mosquitoes were found in 8,713 farms, including buildings under construction in the city.
The trip is carried out every day except Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. by dividing a municipality into ten sectors and one sector into ten subsectors.
Aedes mosquito larvae have been found in abandoned tires, buckets, flower tubs, bottles, water meters, garages, water tanks, plastic containers, abandoned dressers, coconut shells, broken pots, basements and the space between two houses, a DNCC official said.