MBRC Hits Mozzies With Aerial Spray next week

Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue its mosquito aerial treatment program on Monday 5 August.

To mitigate the outbreak of mosquitoes, Council will start treatment at 7.30am from the Redcliffe Airport between the areas of Lawnton, Mango Hill and Griffin in the south and Toorbul in the north.

Treatment targets mosquito larvae before they have the chance to emerge into adults.

By targeting the mosquito larvae where they breed, these treatments reduce the number of mosquitoes that become adults.

Although it’s not possible to eradicate mosquitoes entirely from our communities, council and residents can work together on keeping their numbers down.

Residents are encouraged to take precautions as well to protect themselves and their properties.

Empty any containers around your property which might be holding water - as little as 100ml of water is enough for more than 400 adult mosquitoes to develop in just one week.

Spray screens and outdoor surfaces with barrier treatments which contain the active ingredient bifenthrin.

This active ingredient lasts for six to eight weeks and will kill mosquitoes which land where it has been sprayed. It’s readily available from hardware shops.

Wear insect repellent if you’re heading outside at dawn and dusk as these are times when mosquitoes are most active.

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

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