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Published 13th November 2008, 4:41pm

From Hazard Management Cayman Islands' Joint Communications Services Thursday, 13 November 2008 MRCU Eyes Brac and LC Mosquitoes The Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) has successfully completed mosquito control treatments on the West End of Cayman Brac, and is planning to do more treatments today (Thursday, 13 November). MRCU Director Bill Petrie said: "Although this type of treatment is very expensive, it is the most effective and will drastically reduce mosquito breeding on the Brac." The treatment involves the MRCU plane dropping small, black charcoal pellets in areas affected by flooding. These ARE NOT harmful to humans, animals or fish. MRCU staff is also continually assessing Little Cayman, and the unit has contingency plans in place to extend treatment to that island should the need arise, Dr Petrie explained.