In response to recent increases in mosquito activity, there Shire will be engaging in a mosquito control program.
This will include:
- Treatment of standing water with a larvicide to kill mosquito larvae (‘wrigglers’)
- Fogging to control the adult population. To minimise impact on residents this will take place at dusk (when they are most active) from the week starting 14 October 2019. Fogging will only be intermittent and dependent upon wind and weather conditions
By utilising these methods in tandem – controlling adults and larvae – it is possible to break the mosquito breeding cycle and significantly reduce their population.
How Can I Help?
Are mosquitos a problem at your place? They rarely travel far, so it is likely they are living and breeding on or near your property. We suggest you:
- Empty out standing water that they could breed in
- Tidy up any debris which might be serving as a breeding ground
- Let us know! We can help treat standing water on or near your property which might be serving as a breeding ground that can’t be emptied out
You can contact the Shire on 9928 1102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to report mosquito problem areas.
What Products Do You Use?
We use a Pyrethrin-based fogging agent and the granules are a formulation of bacteria specifically targeted to control mosquito larvae. We are aware of community concerns following previous fogging efforts and have made great effort to ensure that the products we use are as safe as possible for residents and pets, whilst also being effective against mosquitos.
None of our products are considered hazardous by Work Safe Australia. That said, it is not advisable to inhale the vapour when fogging is taking place.
What Else Can I Do to Control Mosquitos?
If you would like to know more, go to the Department of Health’s website to learn more about how you can protect yourself and your family.< See More News