Fight the bite at home to prevent mosquito activity

Published on Friday, 30 September 2022 at 11:09:45 AM

Mosquitoes can breed around your home.
They will lay eggs in fresh or salty water, and often in containers that hold water. Common breeding sites include pot plant drip trays, ponds, pet bowls, old tyres and rubbish that may collect water.
Stop mosquitoes breeding around your home by following these simple steps:

  • Empty out or discard containers and rubbish that may hold water.
  • Clean out roof gutters to prevent water from pooling.
  • Empty, clean and refill bird baths, stock troughs and pet water bowls at least once a week.
  • Keep swimming pools properly maintained and free of debris.
  • Empty wading pools at the end of each day.
  • Stock garden 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 dams and ponds clear of vegetation.

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