Lift off for Moreton mozzie chopper for the 2017-2018 season

Moreton Bay Regional Council will kick off its aerial treatment program this weekend as ideal conditions bring about the mozzie season for 2017/18 and trigger saltmarsh mosquito larvae to hatch.

 

Council’s aerial treatment program will target more than 1,500 hectares of saltmarsh areas across the region on October 7 and 8 following recent rainfall.

 

From 7am on Saturday, council will treat areas including Burpengary East, Beachmere, Ningi, Elimbah and Toorbul.

 

From 7am on Sunday, the aerial treatment program will cover areas including Dohles Rocks, Griffin and Lawnton.

 

Moreton Bay Regional Council Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Matt Constance said the treatments coincide with year-round on-ground treatments across council’s parks, recreations and reserves.

 

Cr Constance said with the aerial program beginning this weekend, it was a great reminder for residents to begin taking preventative measures around the home to deter mozzies.

 

“The vast majority of mozzies breed in backyards, where our helicopters can’t get to, and that’s why residents are encouraged to take five minutes and empty any containers that may carry stagnant water, make sure their pool remains chlorinated and regularly apply mosquito repellent,” Cr Constance said.

 

“Residents can also opt for outdoor barrier treatments available at hardware stores to treat for adult mosquitoes.”

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