The mosquito season has started!

When you have a spare moment, look around your own back yard, remove any pools of stagnant water and make sure you:

Council staff have been out and about maintaining our ‘backyard’ and installing permanent treatment stations. But we also need your help. 

Mosquito breeding Briquette Station Prevention work in progress

When you have a spare moment, look around your own back yard and remove any pools of stagnant water where the mozzies like to breed – remember they don’t need much water. Also make sure you:

  • Cover rainwater tanks, septic tank openings and other water containers with mosquito- proof mesh.
  • Maintain roof gutters and remove leaves and debris so that pools of water do not form.
  • Keep edges of dams clear of vegetation.
  • Empty and refill bird baths, stock troughs and pets’ drinking water containers at least once a week.
  • Maintain and disinfect swimming pools.
  • Empty wading pools at the end of each day.
  • Ornamental ponds, unused swimming pools or other water bodies should be either emptied or stocked with small Australian native fish to eat any mosquito larvae ('wrigglers').

For more information on how to prevent mosquitoes breeding in your own back yard go to 

http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/healthy+living/protecting+your+health/yourself/fight+the+bite

 

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