Council prepares for mosquito season

Monday, 02 October 2017

Council has commenced this year’s mosquito control program at sites across the Borough. The program is part of the largest mosquito control initiative in Victoria and consists of a combination of fortnightly monitoring and aerial treatments.

While mosquitos cannot be eradicated completely, the control program is implemented annually to minimise the risk of mosquito-borne diseases and preserve the amenity of Borough residents and visitors as much as possible.

It’s important to remember that there will be adult mosquitoes at large in certain areas despite the control program, due to our unique coastal vegetation and challenging environmental conditions such as strong winds.

To reduce the likelihood of being bitten and manage mosquito numbers around your home:

  • Wear long, loose-fitting clothes and cover up as much as possible.
  • Use an effective mosquito repellent on all exposed skin.
  • Prevent mosquitoes from getting inside by using fly screens on windows and doors.
  • Use mosquito coils or insecticide candles in small outdoor areas.

Only approved products, that do not adversely affect humans, animals, plants, other species or the general environment, are used to manage mosquito numbers. To find out more about mosquito control in the Borough of Queenscliffe, visit the Public Health page of Council’s website, www.queenscliffe.vic.gov.au/community/public-health.