Mosquitoes breed in standing or 'stagnant' water. The many salt marsh wetlands in our coastal environment are ideal breeding sites for mosquitoes.
The following areas are monitored regularly for mosquito breeding:
the protected salt marsh wetlands on the Bellarine Peninsula, including Swan Bay, Lake Connewarre and Breamlea wetlands
Reedy Lake and Limeburners Lagoon
Other known freshwater wetlands, constructed wetlands, drains and easements
Breeding sites can appear anywhere after heavy rain or large tides. Our monitoring includes additional sites after these extreme weather events.
Breeding site map
This map shows where many mosquito breeding sites are in our community.
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