Moreton Bay Region Helicopter targets saltmarsh mosquitoes

Moreton Bay Regional Council's vector management helicopter will return to the skies for saltmarsh mosquito treatments on Tuesday February 9.

The treatments will target saltmarsh mosquito larvae in tidal areas including Bribie Island, Toorbul, Ningi and Beachmere, following higher than predicted tides over the weekend.

Council will treat the southern areas of the region including Redcliffe, Deception Bay, Mango Hill, Griffin and Lawnton for saltmarsh mosquitos on Wednesday February 10, pending favourable flying conditions.

Barrier and fogging treatments in the parks and reserves for adult mosquitoes are required.

Residents are reminded to empty any containers around the home such as pot plant saucers and old tyres that may collect rain water and provide ideal breeding conditions for freshwater container mosquitoes.

Products for adult mosquito control around the home are available from most hardware shops for residents wishing to treat around their property.

Residents are also advised to apply insect repellent if outside particularly around sunrise and sunset.

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