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Fight the Bite this Mosquito Season

Published on Tuesday, 2 November 2021 at 11:31:00 AM

Mosquitoes can breed around your home and lay eggs in fresh or salty water, and often in containers that hold water. Common breeding sites include pot plant drip trays, ponds, pet bowls, old tyres and rubbish that may collect water.

There is no cure or vaccine to protect against mosquito borne diseases acquired in Australia, the only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten!

Stop mosquitoes breeding around your home by following these simple steps:

  1. Empty out or discard containers and rubbish that may hold water
  2. Clean out roof gutters to prevent water from pooling
  3. Empty, clean and refill bird baths, stock troughs and pet water bowls at least once a week.
  4. Keep swimming pools properly maintained and free of debris
  5. Empty wading pools at the end of each day
  6. Stock garden ponds with fish to eat mosquito larvae
  7. Cover rainwater and septic tank openings, wells, or other large water containers with mosquito-proof mesh
  8. Keep edges of dams and ponds clear of vegetation

If mosquitoes continue to be a problem around your home, contact the Environmental Health Officer at the Shire on (08) 9041 1611 for further advice. 

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