Early action taking the sting out of mosquito season
Burdekin Shire Council has been actively preparing for the rise in population of Saltwater Mosquitoes across the Shire following favourable breeding conditions for the coastal breed throughout NQ.
Burdekin Shire Council has been actively preparing for the rise in population of Saltwater Mosquitoes across the Shire following favourable breeding conditions for the coastal breed throughout North Queensland.
The recent high tides and regular strong winds along the North East Queensland coast were the key contributing factors.
Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said several preventative measures were being taken.
“With high tides of more than 3m predicted until Saturday and continuing strong winds, Council are ensuring that we are actively working towards preventing any mosquito outbreaks across the Shire,” Cr McLaughlin said.
“We are conducting regular larvicide treatments in tidal water along the Burdekin’s coastal zone and we have teams continuing to barrier spray in high risk areas such as parks in Ayr, Home Hill and Brandon.
“I encourage everyone to do their part by taking some simple measures to protect yourself and your family.”
Top tips to prevent mosquitoes:
- Wear repellent;
- Wear light coloured clothing;
- Use mosquito coils;
- Tip out any containers holding water;
- Avoid the outdoors in the early morning and at sunset, and;
- Use a pest controller to barrier spray your yard for mosquitos.
Residents are encouraged to let Pest Management Officers know of any places where large numbers of adult mosquitoes are found – visit burdekin.qld.gov.au/mosquito-management or call 4783 9800.