Presentation and explanation of proper use of vehicle mounted and hand held fogging machines for dengue control by Sheran Cooke
Suren Cooke Agencies conducted a full-day training programme on the use of hand held and vehicle mounted fogging machines to the National Dengue Control Unit.
As the local agent for the pulsFOG machines and equipment, Sales Manager of Suren Cooke Agencies, Sanjeewa Gangegoda and Trevin Winslow conducted a presentation outlining the benefits of utilizing such machines, especially during the annual monsoon season in Sri Lanka which hikes up the dengue victim rates at an alarming rate.
Dengue is a viral infection spread by mosquitoes, has become an epidemic in the country, which has killed thousands of innocent lives at all ages. The National Dengue Control Unit has taken great initiatives to share invaluable experiences as well as combat the outbreak to reverse the rising trend.
Suren Cooke Agencies has been the sole agent of pulsFOG products in Sri Lanka for the past 30 years. pulsFOG is a renowned brand around the world for the manufacture of all portable and vehicle mounted fogging machines, which are used in pests control, waste pipe treatment, plant protection indoor greenhouses, live stock hygiene and aerosol vaccination, for stored products in silos, and warehouses to control pests, disease capable of causing economic damage.
Suren Cooke Agencies is a pioneer in the pest management industry that offers a wide array of services to control harmful pests in any environment and distributes products from globally renowned companies such as pulsFog, Germany, which are made available to the Sri Lankan market.
In addition, another highlight of the event was the presentation by Sanderaka Rupesinghe of BASF demonstrated the proper use of Abate Larvicide. The attendees showed great enthusiasm which prompted the BASF officials to conduct similar usage training programs island-wide working closely with the Dengue Control Unit and Colombo Municipal Council.
Moreover, this was first time that all the regional representatives around the island were present at one location to discuss their ideas to combat this deadly epidemic. Wherein, each Regional Head provided statistics and control/ preventive methods of dengue in their respective districts – covering the entire country.
The program had an attendance of more than 70 participants island-wide, not limiting to Public Health Inspectors, entomologists (scientists who study insects), users from National Dengue Control Unit and officials from Colombo Municipal Council.