Ministry of Agriculture says it will eradicate locust problem

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 08:00

The Ministry of Agriculture is advising residents and farmers in the Point Fortin area that the Ministry is committed to putting all the necessary resources towards eradicating the locusts currently affecting them.
The Ministry issued a statement Friday saying that it has a well-established and successful management strategy for this pest that exists mainly in the counties of St Patrick West and Victoria.

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"The public is reminded that the Ministry successfully treated with a similar issue during 2014 in the Chatham area, and more recently, is managing this pest in the Moruga area," the statement said.
The statement adds that for enquiries and to report sightings of locusts, residents should contact the St Patrick West County Office in Point Fortin at 648-1426 OR 648-2384.