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.
We monitor mosquito larvae levels in known breeding sites and apply larvicide treatments when larvae levels are high.
All activities are carried out according to Australian best practice principles and ensure the environment is not adversely affected. We use approved biological products in our program.
The program normally operates from August to late March 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.
There are limitations to any mosquito management program and this why there are still mosquitoes in the area.
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.