Moreton Bay mozzie chopper takes to the sky for December 29 and 30
Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue its mosquito aerial treatment program following recent heavy rainfall this week.
On Friday, 29 December, council’s vector management helicopter will treat saltmarsh areas in Clontarf, Rothwell, Kippa- Ring, Mango Hill, Griffin, Lawnton and Deception Bay.
Aerial treatments will continue from Saturday, 30 December for saltmarsh areas in Burpengary East, Beachmere, Toorbul, Ningi, Bribie Island and Elimbah.
The treatments will target mosquito larvae before they have the chance to emerge, and coincides with council’s ongoing program to treat mozzies on the ground in public places like parks, sports facilities and local reserves.
By targeting the mosquitos, where they breed, the treatment stops the mosquitoes, that can fly up to 10 kilometres from the saltmarsh.
Council is urging residents to help do their part to manage mosquito numbers in the region by taking a few simple steps in and around the home, where most mozzies breed.
Take five minutes to empty any containers that might have rainwater and change the water in your pet’s bowl, and make sure your swimming pool remains chlorinated.
People are also encouraged to apply mosquito repellent when heading outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk.
For more information about mosquito management visit: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/health-safety/mosquitos