Mosquitoes that breed around houses can transmit diseases such as Ross River Virus, Barmah Forest Virus and Dengue Fever to humans, and heartworm to dogs.
Under the Public Health Regulation 2005, it is an offence to have mosquitoes breeding in water around your home and penalties may apply.
The North Burnett Region has a number of different species of mosquitoes, including Aedes aegypti which is also known as the Dengue Mosquito. This is a great concern and Council needs your help to eradicate this mosquito.
Stopping mosquito breeding is everyone’s business and you can reduce the risk of your family being infected with Dengue Fever, Ross River Virus or Barmah Forest Virus, just by eliminating mosquito breeding sites. These mosquitoes like to live and breed around people’s homes. The mosquito tends to hide under furniture and usually bites people indoors and during the day.
Council encourages residents to check their homes and gardens for things like buckets, old tyres, tin cans, toys, drains, gutters, plastic containers, fallen palm fronds, pot plant bases, vases and indoor plants, and tip out stagnant water and move or dispose of the items, so they can’t fill up with water. It’s also important to check rainwater tanks and ensure they have screens on them, so mosquitoes can’t breed.
For further information, contact Council’s Environmental Health team on 1300 696 272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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