Our mosquito management program operates to reduce mosquito levels in the community.
This minimises health risks associated with mosquito borne diseases and reduces the impact of biting insects on our health, wellbeing and ability to enjoy our environment.
What we do
For many years, our community has called upon the
City to deliver a mosquito management program in coastal areas. Our mosquito treatment program currently is focused on ground
control programs around townships, as the city seeks a 10-year permit to
continue treatments in wetlands.
The City has submitted a detailed application
seeking a permit from the Commonwealth Government to conduct treatments in Ramsar listed wetlands at Port Phillip and the Bellarine Peninsula.
Our Mosquito Management Officers are continuing to
monitor known breeding sites and respond to customer notifications about potential new breeding sites.
We follow stringent safety precautions, we don’t
broad based pesticides, and we only use approved biological products in our program. People, other animals, and the general
environment are not adversely affected by the treatments.
program normally operates late May each year and is affected by
the changes in weather patterns from year to year. Generally, mosquito numbers are low during the winter months, and
monitoring and treatment are minimal during this period.
It’s important to note that mosquitoes are a natural
part of the ecosystem in our region, there are limitations to
any mosquito management program, and it’s not possible to eliminate all
We also provide educational material for use in school and in the home.
What you can do
You can check your property for possible breeding sites around your home.
You can take simple steps to protect yourself from mosquitoes.