Gabriel Amat, the mayor of Las Salinas, visited yesterday to inspect the state-of the-art drones Athisa Medio Ambiente uses to access areas not accessible by road.
"We have put all our resources at our disposal to fight the plague of mosquitoes in our community. We have increased the service and control work. Thanks to drones, areas that are difficult to reach are now accessible. Amat stated that we are doing a good job in solving this problem.
Juan Jesus Rodriguez, Athisa Environment's technical director, stressed the importance of using specialized techniques for integrated vector control in urban environments. He also highlighted how these techniques can be applied in environmentally sustainable ways.
Rodriguez stated that in addition to terrestrial and manual means, the incorporation drones of inspection and treatment into the service "allows for an improvement in environmental data capture, that is, detecting areas where larval development can been registered. Since they can be located from a higher height, and can act in areas that can't be accessed via land means>>,
Athisa Environment also assured us that they have seven-day-a-week intensive control tasks with preventative actions to stop the development of larvae, and treatment options.
It has also decided to use new information technologies by incorporating computer systems that will allow complete computerization. GIS software can be used in a native manner to analyze service data. This will allow for the creation of predictive models that enable early action in the city and avoid the development harmful organisms.
It is well-known that the problem of mosquitoes in spring has been particularly problematic. This was due to the large number of complaints received from residents of the municipality about the puddles of rainwater after unusual rainfalls.