Tips to fight the bite
The City of Albany’s health team continues to promote the Fight the Bite campaignm which encourages individuals to protect themselves and their families from disease-carrying mosquitoes in three ways — covering up, using repellent, and cleaning up areas around the home where mosquitoes can breed.
The campaign will be promoted at the 2018 Albany Agricultural Show and is targeted at all West Australians in an effort to educate them of the risks associated with mosquito-borne disease and how they can support the work of local government mosquito control programs.
The City’s senior environmental health officer Roald VanWyk said: “now is the time for the public to be reminded of the risks of mosquitoes, as they breed quickly during the summer months in stagnant water pools including bird baths, old car tyres, open containers, pot plant drip trays, septic and water tanks, roof gutters and domestic ponds. Residents and
landowners are asked to keep an eye out for these hazards and empty them regularly to break the mosquito breeding cycle which, during colder
months, can take several weeks from egg to flying adult mosquito, but just seven to 10 days in the warmer weather.”
The City of Albany is urging residents to be aware of mosquito hazards.