Puerto Escondido’s Benito Juárez market closed its doors to the public this week to allow for fumigation of the premises.
The municipal markets director in San Pedro Mixtepec, Juan Carlos Ryes, told Estado Actual that a fumigation of this magnitude is carried out on a yearly basis with the goal of keeping pests at bay and to provide shoppers with the best experience while visiting the mercado.
The market closed Monday at 5 p.m. and won’t receive shoppers again until Thursday at the usual time, 6 a.m.
The first day of the closure was when tenants and vendors carried out a deep cleaning of their shops, as well as the market’s common areas.
A vendor told Estado Actual that the cost of the yearly fumigations is paid for with the contributions of the market’s 400 or so stores and the support of the municipal administration.
She also said that vendors of perishable goods like fruits and vegetables would continue selling outside the market, as the products they handle are best sold fresh and have a shorter shelf life.
With reports by Estado Actual