With Spring now here, mosquito’s are becoming more prevalent.
Time now to prepare and assist in the prevention of mosquitos.
In Spring, mosquito’s are predominately the “Aedes Camptorhynchus” species, which are generally associated with brackish and saline coastal waters and are influenced by rainfall and present during cooler weather.
Preventative measures can be taken by all community members.
Some tips are:
- Cover up with clothing – wear long, loose and light coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can.
- If you have small children in strollers or prams, ensure mosquito-proof netting protects the child.
- When outdoors, apply insect repellent or utilise mosquito coils to assist in bite prevention
- Ensure mosquito-proof mesh is placed on doors and windows.
- Stop mosquito’s breeding in water pooling around your home, holiday house, boat, caravan or tent – Mosquito’s breed in still water, fresh or salty, they may also breed in water containers, garden ponds or even puddles.
- Ensure Rainwater tanks are enclosed to prevent mosquito breeding. Ensure the lid is well sealed and any openings covered with mosquito-proof mesh.
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