Manolo Garcia (spokesman for PSOE Roquetas De Mar) lamented the "apparent calm", with which the PP government team faces "one of the most serious crises in recent memory regarding the problem mosquitoes." He said that although this is not the first instance of the issue getting out of control for the mayor, this year's appears very serious because of the historic rains that we all knew would lead to more mosquitoes.
The socialist leader felt that in the face of an extraordinary spring, it was imperative to find exceptional solutions. We cannot blame the rains and continue to blame the weather. Garcia demanded that all necessary reinforcements be hired in order to address the problem. Garcia demanded that reinforcements be hired to address the problem. He said, "If it is necessary for us to double, triple, or quadruple our means, then let it happen now. When on this occasion it is much worse," after recalling that the City Council had "more than 50 million euros worth of leftovers that it doesn't spend" and that we should be investing in priority areas such as fighting mosquitoes and ending third world shortage of public transport. Roquetas should have had these funds for at least 20 years.
The socialist mayor warned that it was not about inconvenience for neighbors who cannot go out anymore. It is also about the risk to the bread of many merchants and hoteliers, as well as the livelihood of staff from the tourism sector.
The socialist mayor stressed the importance of mosquito control throughout the year, with preventive measures and vigilantes.
Garcia mentioned natural ways to combat mosquitoes. He suggested installing bat nests that can eat up to 3,000 mosquitoes per day.