Lift off for Moreton Bay mozzie treatments
Moreton Bay Regional Council’s mosquito treatment helicopter is back in the sky.
Moreton Bay Regional Council Lifestyle and Amenity Spokesperson Councillor Matt Constance said following high tides experienced earlier in the week, council would deploy its mosquito treatment helicopter today, October 20, to target saltmarsh mosquito larvae triggered by the wet conditions.
“Throughout Thursday, council’s vector management helicopter will treat more than 1,500 hectares of tidal areas across the region and you may notice the helicopter operating around Griffin, Mango Hill, Rothwell and Redcliffe, as well as along the Deception Bay coastline,” Cr Constance said.
“It will join council’s ongoing ground efforts to treat public spaces like parks, recreation facilities and environmental reserves across the region.
Cr Constance said the aerial treatment was an important reminder for residents to do their bit to help combat mosquitoes in and around the home.
“Most mozzies breed in our backyards where council’s helicopters can’t get to. You can do your bit by taking five minutes to empty any containers around the home that might have rainwater, changing the water in your pet’s bowl and making sure your swimming pool remains chlorinated.
“With summer just around the corner, by working together as a community we can help to manage mozzie numbers in the region.
“As always, apply mosquito repellent when heading outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk.”