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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Mosquito Control in Kuala Lumpur.

I had guests staying over from Europe about 4 months ago. One afternoon we were all sat on the balcony chatting away and enjoying the afternoon. One of my friends saw a car in the distance and shouted: "Gosh, that car's engine is smoking and the driver isn't stopping, the whole thing could explode any minute!"
We all stood up to take a look at what she was pointing at and just caught sight of the car as it turned the corner of the building next door. There was definitely, a huge cloud of smoke frothing in it's wake. We all braced ourselves, clenching our face muscles in anticipation of an explosion. Nothing! The deep droning of the car on fire just kept sounding behind the neighbouring building. "Why doesn't the guy stop the engine and get out of the car?" asked my other friend. We all numbly shook our heads as the droning started to get louder. Then the car re-appeared from behind the building and I burst into a fit of laughter. "What are you laughing at? What's going on?!"
"Look!" I said. "It's a rentokill car!"
"And, so what?"
I calmed my friends down and explained to them this phenomenon they had just witnessed which is unknown in Europe.
"The car is not on fire it is fogging against Mosquitoes!"

Fogging is repeated once a month in residential areas to control mosquito infestations in Kuala Lumpur.
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