Mosquito Management Program
The City of Kwinana runs a mosquito management program throughout the year, with particular focus during the peak mosquito season. Together with the City of Cockburn and Department of Health, a Contiguous Local Authority Group (CLAG) was formed to work towards the management of mosquito populations.
The group meets regularly to discuss management actions, monitoring and treatment results, climate forecasts and educational opportunities. The Department of Health contributes expert advice and assistance along with financial support for Local Government programs.
Mosquito Prevention Around Your Home
Mosquitoes can breed around your home. They will lay their eggs in fresh or salty water, and often in containers that hold water. Common breeding sites include pot plant drip trays, gutters, ponds, pet water bowls, old tyres, rubbish, containers and pools that are not well maintained.
You can help to prevent mosquitoes breeding around your home by following these simple steps:
• Empty out or discard containers and rubbish that may hold water.
• Remove stagnant water sources such as pot plant bases and self-watering pots by emptying regularly at least once a week.
• Clean out roof gutters to prevent water from pooling.
• Ensure fly screens on doors and windows are kept in good condition.
• Empty, clean and refill bird baths, stock troughs and pet water bowls at least once a week.
• Keep swimming pools properly maintained, chlorinated and free of debris or emptied.
• Empty wading pools at the end of each day.
• Stock backyard ponds with fish to eat mosquito larvae.
• Cover rainwater and septic tank openings, wells or other large water containers with mosquito-proof mesh.
• Keep edges of ponds clear of vegetation.
If mosquitoes continue to be a problem around your home, please contact the City's Environmental Health Department on 9439 0475.
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