City ups war on mos­qui­toes

The Advocate (Perth) - - OPINION -

CITY of Swan is ramp­ing up its pest con­trol pro­gram ahead of mos­quito sea­son.

Mayor Mick Wain­wright said the pro­gram aimed to pre­vent mos­quito breed­ing and stop the spread of mos­quito-borne dis­eases.

“Our staff reg­u­larly mon­i­tor and elim­i­nate po­ten­tial mos­quito breed­ing sites around the City by set­ting traps and in­spect­ing wa­ter ar­eas for larva.

He said the City was also try­ing to em­power the com­mu­nity to take their own ac­tion ahead of mos­quito sea­son.

“We en­cour­age you to fol­low three sim­ple steps to min­imise the pres­ence of mos­qui­toes and re­duce their im­pact on your health and lifestyle,” he said.

“Cover up by wear­ing loose fit­ting and prefer­ably light coloured cloth­ing, which cov­ers your body as much as pos­si­ble, and re­pel by us­ing re­pel­lents.

“Clean up ar­eas that mos­qui­toes can breed by keep­ing your pool well chlo­ri­nated, fil­tered and free from dead leaves, empty and clean your pet’s drink­ing wa­ter reg­u­larly and empty stag­nant wa­ter from un­used con­tain­ers.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on the mos­quito con­trol pro­gram call 9267 9153.

Pic­ture: Will Rus­sell­mu­ni­ d474111

Crown croupiers: Pa­trick Nekrews, He­len McAlis­ter, Amy Legg Jur­gens.

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