Call to iden­tify mos­quito breed­ing grounds

The Free Press (Corowa) - - FRONT PAGE -

Indigo Shire Coun­cil is ask­ing res­i­dents to help in iden­ti­fy­ing mos­quito breed­ing grounds in an ef­fort to min­imise the risk of mos­qui­toes and the dis­eases they carry.

More than 850 Vic­to­ri­ans have been di­ag­nosed with Ross River virus so far this year - nor­mally this num­ber is closer to 50.

The virus is spread by mos­qui­toes which are breed­ing in record num­bers in stag­nant wa­ter after floods, higher than nor­mal rain­fall and high tem­per­a­tures.

The mos­quito breed­ing grounds they need your help iden­ti­fy­ing are most of­ten large de­pres­sions that hold stag­nant wa­ter for many days after rain.

Email info@in­digoshire.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 365 003 to re­port a pos­si­ble breed­ing ground near you.

Please pro­vide de­tailed direc­tions for the lo­ca­tion of the breed­ing ground and a re­turn con­tact num­ber.

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