Moreton Bay mozzie chopper takes to the sky

Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue its mosquito aerial treatment program this Monday following recent wet weather.

 

On Monday, February 26, council’s vector management helicopter will treat saltmarsh areas in places including Burpengary East, Beachmere, Ningi, Toorbul, Bribie Island and Elimbah, weather permitting.

 

This will be followed by treatments of saltmarsh areas which may include Rothwell, Kippa-Ring, Griffin, Mango Hill, Lawnton and Deception Bay on February 26, weather permitting.

 

The treatments will target mosquito larvae before they have the chance to emerge, and join council’s ongoing program to treat mozzies on the ground in public places like parks, sports facilities and local reserves across the region.

 

By targeting the mosquitos, where they breed, the treatment stops the mosquitoes, that can fly up to 10 kilometres from the saltmarsh and spread across the region.

 

Council is urging residents 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

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