We approved products to control mosquito larvae. We do not use broad based pesticides in our aerial treatment program.
The City uses Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) and s-Methoprene to control mosquito larvae. These products are approved by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for mosquito management.
Both products are used widely in Victoria, Australia and internationally to manage mosquito larvae because of their negligible impact on non-target species. These products do not harm people, pets and the general environment.
Products used in our aerial treatment program are in solid form (not a liquid spray) and are dropped from a helicopter flying at low height over wetland areas.