Crazy Mosquito-Killing Truck
Yesterday I was enjoying the warm weather on my balcony when a horrible chemical smell wafted up to the seventh floor accompanied by the sound of an obnoxiously loud motor. I looked over the balcony (as did many others in my building and the one across the street) to see a huge cloud of smoke to the left of my building rise up into the sky. I was SURE that the building next to us was on fire. Then I noticed (and heard) a small truck chugging along the street, emitting another huge cloud of smoke from an exhaust pipe in the truck bed. I had no idea what was happening or why this truck was causing such a scene.
Later I found out that the truck was emitting a mosquito pesticide. Gross. Well, at least there may be some benefit to all the pollution it was causing; there had been a few mosquitoes in my apartment lately.
Did anyone else in Beirut experience the arrival of the mosquito truck yesterday? Why was my street so “lucky”?