Rainfall can bring on pesky mosquito outbreak
RESIDENTS are once again being urged to take action to protect themselves and the community against mosquitoes.
Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said council had developed a new mosquito management plan, outlining strategies to help control and manage the pest insect.
“As part of this, staff from council’s Health Department will be out and about speaking to individual householders about how they can reduce the opportunity for mosquitoes to breed on their property,” he said.
“The mosquitoes that breed near people are the ones that have the potential to carry mosquito borne disease, so it’s particularly important to regularly check around your home for stagnant water.”
He said residents should inspect containers that can hold water, including loose tyres, bird baths, pot-plant bases, rainwater tank screens, gutters and empty buckets.