First Mosquito Treatment of the Season

First Mosquito Treatment of the Season
22 Sep 2021

The Shire's health team have started the aerial mosquito treatments as part of the mosquito management program.

The Shire’s health team have conducted the first aerial mosquito treatment for the season.

This week, over 40 hectares was treated for mosquitoes between Buffalo Road and Point Douro, including Clifton Park.

While control activities help reduce mosquito numbers, mosquitoes are a fact of life in the South West. Ways to protect yourself include:

  • Avoid outdoor exposure particularly around dawn and dusk when mosquitoes are most active
  • Wear long, loose-fitting and light-coloured clothing when outdoors
  • Apply a personal repellent containing diethyltoluamide (DEET) or picaridin evenly to any exposed skin (always follow the label instructions)
  • Ensure infants and children are adequately protected against mosquito bites, preferably with suitable clothing, bed nets or other forms of insect screening
  • Ensure insect screens are installed and remain in good condition
  • Use mosquito nets or mosquito-proof tents when camping or sleeping outdoors.

The Shire’s health team will continue to monitor the situation and will conduct further aerial treatments as required.

Learn more about our mosquito management program.