Nigerian scientists warned residence along Riverbank on dangers associated with with quick returning Houses without formigating with insecticides and other chemical to avoid attacks by rodents,dangerous diseases and infections.
In a bid to curtail the spead of diseases and other infections at home, garden, park .
Nigerian scientists has commences raising awareness to residence along River bank/ocean to formigate their houses before returning with families after running away from flood ,in order to avert some dangerous animals and infections diseases at their home
A Science -climatologist and the director African climate reporters comrade Nurudden bello make the called in a statement to media organizations .
He appealed to all non governmental organization,,concerned civil society organization CSo, international Red cross, Volunteer humanitarian NGOs, NEMA and SEMA to as a matter of urgency commences massive campaigns across the nation to residence along the banks not to go back home with out fornigating their houses to avert attack from animals ,and other infections disases.
This year flood disaster has killed many residents, and destroyed farm crops and displacement of peace nation wide.
Adding that the flood disaster through river and streams has came with many debris and creatures , some has gone ,but some still are hiding around the premises.
According to him Returning home after a major disaster can be both dangerous and difficult. Use care when entering a disaster area, and be ready to deal with the conditions at hand.
He said ,it is important to remember When returning to a flood-affected area,it is essential to equally remember that wild animals, including rodents, snakes or spiders, may betrapped in your home, shed or garden.
A flood can cause physical hazards and emotional stress. You need to look after yourself and your family as you focus on cleanup and repair.
Rodents (such as mice and rats) carry diseases and are a nuisance.
It is important to avoid rats and mice after a flood around the surroundings
He added Snakes can lose their home during a flood. As a result, they may look for shelter and food inside houses, storage sheds and other buildings. Damaged structures and debris are more accessible to snakes.
The scientist who is equally the director college of health science kaduna note When returning to a home that’s been flooded after natural disasters such as floods disaster , be aware that your house may be contaminated with mold or sewage, which can cause health risks for your family.
He advised residence alone river banks to immensely Take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones during your cleanup after a flood.
It is also important for citizens to be listening to the authourity ‘,Return home only when authorities indicate it is safe.
Use extreme caution when entering buildings; there may be hidden damage, particularly in foundations
Take measures to control rodents and insects.
Keep chemicals used for disinfecting and poisons used for insect and rodent control out of the reach of children
Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, gasoline, or other flammable liquids.
Try to protect your home from further damage. Patch holes.
He ended by calling more on media awareness
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