Mosquito breeding sites in public spaces

ENV is constantly reminding us that mosquitoes can breed in a body of stagnant water the size of a 20-cent coin. Guess the message isn’t getting across to HDB and town councils.

I found these water-filled metal stumps (attached pics) in the car park in front of Block 433 AMK Ave 10 (in Pinky’s GRC). They were left over after a contractor (AMK Town Council’s or HDB’s) moved a sign. The metal poles should have been at the least cut to floor level and filled with concrete. Besides serving as potential mosquito breeding sites, the metal stumps also pose a danger to people (especially the elderly and children) walking in car parks and other public spaces.

HDB and town councils obviously need to do a much better job of supervising its contractors.

 

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13 Responses to “Mosquito breeding sites in public spaces”

  • TruBlu:

    Public CONtractors taking money from taxpayers but NOT DOING their WORK IN GOOD FAITH.
    NEA N OTHER AGENCIES KOONING ON THE JOB.
    HOW CAN GOVT AGENCIES LET CONTRACTORS TAKE PICTURES TO CONFIRM WORK DONE?

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  • SB:

    I fully agreed with the contributor. My HDB estate is also in your GRC (Hougang) and what is so special in our estate is that we have a park with very tall trees. These trees are a problem. It will shade a whole fan of leaves every day and at times the whole branches. The dried leaves on the ground are blown away by the wind and are trap in between the tall trees trunks roots. Some of the tree roots are at least a meter high above the ground. The branching of the roots from the trunk act as a catchment for the dried leaves and rainwater is trap in the piles of dried leaves thus providing a good mosquito breeding ground.
    I also agree with you that TC does not check on their contractor when their work is done.

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  • Pls Dont Bite The Wrong People:

    Hope these mosquitoes go and bite all the Ministers and their cronies.

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  • bgkl:

    I don’t see any fumigation activity at all lately. Cutting cost?

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  • never vote pap:

    Pls Dont Bite The Wrong People:
    Hope these mosquitoes go and bite all the Ministers and their cronies.

    Agree, agree, agree.

    Bite the pap Cbs joetiu disgraceful. Bite them hard until chika virus deep deep. Bite also the lying liars in pap especially pinocchio teo keechiu laulan wrong and especially that ffffing fake ah neh bala.

    May heaven has eyes now and send the mosquitoes to bite every ffffing clown pap member alive. Then die also siok since finally see justice in Singapore.

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  • Python 5:

    Amk GRC?? they voted for PAP very very overwhelmingly.
    what’s there to complain?

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  • hard-to-reach structures:

    aiyoh. there are thousands of potential places (nooks and corners) that can breed mosquitoes when stale water is present lar.

    as usual, the soft targets will always be places (homes and working sites, etc) where enforcement officers can show visibility and publicity, search and prove to you (if caught red handed with mosquito larvae in your place of responsibility) that you are a potential culprit to a bigger problem and fine you lor ($$$$) ? does any layman really know how to identify mosquito larvae when told it is mosquitoes larvae ?

    do enforcement officers search roof top of buildings or covered drains or any hard-to-reach structures / areas (with recesses which somehow retain or trap water) which can possibly the REAL source of the problem ?

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  • N.Jungne:

    You dunno meh, these are PAP’s moskitos.

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  • Harder Truths:

    The contractors do sh*t work and cannot be bothered to do things right even if they knew how.

    Many things are constructed in a haphazard or ineffective way. Other things are left behind – like this stump issue. When it rains drains get clogged and water stagnates where people cannot see. Next thing mosquitoes are everywhere.

    This is now just other India or Africa. Except in these countries you do not have to pay the people to get you sick.

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  • Harder Truths:

    One other thing – the food sold in hawker centres is dangerous – people are getting poisoned by it but no one can complain and no action by NEA until someone dies.

    NEA is the worst of the worst. Less than useless. Dangerous as they allow people to believe we are safe buying food outside. We are not.

    Choose where you eat with care – especially seafood. Do not assume things are like before the FT came. They are not.

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  • Vote Wrongly:

    Caring for its citizen is a long forgotten distance past, this government only knows how to collect more money from you. As they had said, what’s wrong with collecting more money?

    Maybe soon, fumigation becomes your own responsibility or you’ll have to pool up more money to do that, Money collected becomes theirs. CPF is not your money, they said!

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  • icu:

    Fine ding b4. GST vochure.

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  • TruBlu:

    Do you know where the most worrisome mosquito
    BREEDING site in Singapore is?

    Once bitten,you BLEED and BLEED.
    These mosquitoes are THE WHITE MISQUITO $pecies.
    They BREED at COLOMBO COURT vicinity,now called ParLERmen Hou$e???

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