In response to recent increases in mosquito activity, there Shire is engaged in a mosquito control program.

This includes:

  1. Treatment of standing water with a larvicide to kill mosquito larvae (‘wrigglers’)
  2. 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 23 March 2020. 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 mosquitoes 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:

  1. Empty out standing water that they could breed in
  2. Tidy up any debris which might be serving as a breeding ground
  3. 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 enquiries@mingenew.wa.gov.au to report mosquito problem areas.

What Products Do You Use?

We use a Pyrethrin-based fogging agent and the granules 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 mosquitoes.

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 Mosquitoes?

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: click here.

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