Mosquito fogging to begin in Tom Price

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 at 11:50:44 AM

Residents in Tom Price are advised of fogging that will commence in the area surrounding Kings Lake
Due to the large number of mosquitos in and around Kings Lake, the Shire of Ashburton will be undertaking a five-day fog morning and afternoon in the area.
The areas for treatment will include small industrial area beside the Rio Tinto treatment plant, along the discharge creek to Kings Lake which travels through the pony club and camp draft area, and the Tom Price caravan park.
Residents are advised to 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
It is advised to cover up by wearing wear long, loose-fitting, light-coloured clothing, covering as much of the body as you can.
When outdoors and mosquitoes are present, apply insect repellent containing picaridin or DEET (diethyltoluamide) evenly to exposed skin. If you spend long periods of time outdoors, you may need to reapply your repellent.
Many mosquitoes are at their biting best around dusk and dawn, but some will bite day and night. For more information visit
or contact the Shire’s Environmental Team on 08 9188 4444.

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