Fogging to commence in Onslow from Friday 27 May

Published on Thursday, 26 May 2022 at 8:44:30 AM

Onslow community members are advised that the Shire of Ashburton will be commencing an ongoing fogging program in Onslow.

From Friday 27 May, fogging will be conducted at dusk on a regular basis and continue for the coming weeks.

The street fogging chemical is Aqua-K-Othrine, which is a non-residual pyrethroid insecticide (phenothrin) similar to most fly sprays. It can kill any insect that flies through the fog but has no residual effect and has low toxicity to humans, birds, and most mammals.

However, it can be toxic to cats, reptiles and aquatic organisms and humans should take the precaution of avoiding direct exposure to the fog where possible, keeping their cats indoors and covering outdoor fishponds during fogging.

Beekeepers with hives in residential areas are requested to notify the location of their hives by emailing [email protected]

Any community members who wish to opt-out of the street fogging are also requested to notify their address to the same email.

After this time, we will continue in accordance with our mosquito management plan and act accordingly.

For more information about mosquito prevention around your home and property, visit HealthyWA

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