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Aerial mozzie treatments for Moreton Bay region

UNDER CONTROL: Residents are encouraged to play their part in managing mozzie numbers across the region by taking a few simple steps in and around the home.
UNDER CONTROL: Residents are encouraged to play their part in managing mozzie numbers across the region by taking a few simple steps in and around the home. Contributed

FOLLOWING the recent wet weather, Moreton Bay Regional Council will undertake aerial mosquito treatments in southern areas of the region from 7.30am, Saturday, June 17.

Council's vector management helicopter will treat saltmarsh areas in Redcliffe, Rothwell, Mango Hill, Griffin, Lawnton, Deception Bay and Burpengary, to target larvae before they have the chance to emerge.

These treatments are part of council's ongoing aerial mosquito treatment program, which also involves regular on-ground treatments across council's parks, sports facilities and reserves.

However, given most mozzies breed in backyards, residents are encouraged to play their part in managing mozzie numbers across the region by taking a few simple steps in and around the home.

Take five minutes to empty any containers that might have rainwater, change the water in your pet's bowl and make sure your swimming pool remains chlorinated.

Residents are also encouraged to continue to apply mosquito repellent when heading outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk.


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