Mosquito Control Update

Mosquito Control Update
15 Feb 2023

The Shire's Health Team continues to monitor mosquito larvae activity and mosquito breeding sites in the region.

Due to high tides in January, the Shire's Health Team has been treating mosquitoes three times a week and will continue to manage through to the end of the season.

Aerial treatment for the season was conducted in January, in addition to several ground treatments. 

Another aerial treatment is scheduled for this week, and further treatments will be conducted as required.

The Shire’s Health Team reminds residents to remain vigilant about mosquitoes and continue managing their properties. Helpful tips include:

  • As mosquitos breed in stagnant water, eliminate potential breeding sites for mosquito larvae. Inspect your property and dispose of all containers holding water, including emptying pot plants, pet containers and bird baths.
  • Fill or drain all depressions that can potentially hold water, keep swimming pools in good working order, screen rainwater tanks with insect-proof mesh, and ensure septic tanks are sealed and vent pipes fitted with mosquito-proof cowls.
  • Use mosquito nets or mosquito-proof tents when camping or sleeping outdoors.
  • Apply a personal repellent containing diethyltoluamide (DEET) or picaridin evenly to any exposed skin

Please visit the Fight the Bite website for some tips about how you can help keep mosquito breeding low around your home.