Friday, July 19, 2024

Gold Coast swoops on mosquitoes

City of Gold Coast Council has waged a war on mosquitoes over the past week, increasing aerial treatments and misting programs across the region.

The Council says recent rain has provided ideal conditions for mosquito breeding.

Council CEO, Tim Baker said as well as fogging and aerial treatments, pest management teams would be checking and treating all known mosquito breeding areas every day until the situation had eased.

“We know some Gold Coasters are already doing it tough right now and unfortunately mosquitoes are an inevitable consequence of a flood,” Mr Baker said.

“We are committed to reducing numbers through our programs but we can all do our bit to reduce numbers and keep ourselves and families safe from these pests.

“Residents can help reduce mosquito numbers by emptying all containers that can hold water following rain.”

He said some of the less obvious places to look include in the water reservoir of self-watering pots, in some plants and on top of rainwater tanks.

Locations where mosquito treatments are taking place can be found at the City’s alerts page here: http://news.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/alert-section.

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