Moreton Bay mozzie treatments kicks off

Moreton Bay Regional Council will commence its regional aerial mosquito management program this week following recent rainfall.

 

The aerial treatments, which target mosquito larvae, before they have the chance to emerge, coincides with council’s ongoing program to treat mosquitos 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 where they breed, travelling across the region.

 

(Friday 1 December), council’s vector management helicopter has treated saltmarsh areas in Clontarf, Rothwell, Kippa-Ring, Mango Hill, Griffin, Lawnton and Strathpine.

 

Saturday 2 December, the aerial treatment program treated the areas of Burpengary, Beachmere, Toorbul, Ningi, Bribie Island, Donnybrook and Elimbah. 

 

More areas will be progressively targeted over coming weeks

 

You can help to manage mosquitos numbers in the region by taking a few simple steps in and around the home, where most mosquitos 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 encouraged to continue to apply mosquito repellent when heading outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk.

 

For more information about mosquito management visit: https://www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/health-safety/mosquitos/

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