Rain­fall can bring on pesky mosquito out­break

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

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.

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