Santa Pola sports clubs feeling the bites

CONTROL: Extension of pest control programme announced Photo credit: Freestockphotos

RESIDENTS and users of a number of sports clubs based in Santa Pola have complained about the number of mosquitoes that continue to plague and bite them.

For a number of weeks, athletes training in the area near to the Santa Pola salt flats, especially in the early evening, are warning of the increase in these insects and the amount of times they’re being bitten as they practice their sport.

Parents of children that also train in the local facilities are especially concerned about the bites as despite using anti-mosquito lotion and sprays the mosquitoes are not being repelled as hoped.  As one father said, “The tracks are full of mosquitoes and my daughter comes home covered in bites.  We spend lots of money on antihistamine creams to calm her obvious discomfort.”

The Santa Pola council acknowledge that they’ve received a number of complaints and have reported those concerns to the company tasked with solving and treating the plagues in the municipality.  The council also confirmed that a decision has been taken to extend the programme of fortnightly pest control into November as it usually only lasts between March and October.  The controls will continue once a month during the winter.

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