COIMBATORE:The Corporation on Friday carried out spraying and fogging operations involving 47 sanitary workers at Vellalore dumpyard and its surroundings.
In the operation, biological parasites to control the flies were used for the first time in the state.
Recently, swarms of flies have been entering the houses in the area. The yard, where the Corporation dumps around 800 tonnes of waste a day, is a breeding ground for these flies.
Following complaints, the Corporation carried out fogging on Friday. Mayor P Rajkumar inaugurated the spraying and fogging. The operation included spraying chemicals to control houseflies, destroying them in the pupa stage by spraying biological parasites and controlling the odour from the dumpyard using odour eliminator.
Corporation sources said the method was earlier used in places like Bengaluru, as well as cities in Maharashtra and Gujarat. It is being used in Tamil Nadu for the first time. Biological methods to control the flies will not harm people, including children and old people, or animals.