Mosquitoes

Aedes Aegypti Adult (Dengue Fever Mosquito)

Pest Management Officers apply an approved biological larvacide to treat mosquito larvae at breeding sites in the Burdekin Shire. Common coastal breeding sites are located at around Alva Beach, Plantation Creek with fresh water breeding sites concentrated around agricultural run off pooling and  Council’s town drains. These sites are checked for breeding activity weekly, throughout the year.

If you are aware of stagnant water lying on either Council land or privately owned land please contact Council so Pest Management Officers can inspect the site and treat the matter accordingly.

Mosquito fogging is no longer carried out. Council arranges with a private pest control contractor to apply a mosquito barrier treatment to Council parks and facilities.

For further information on mosquitoes please contact Council’s Customer Service Centre on (07) 4783 9800

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