Mosquito fogging will commence Wednesday 31 May in Tom Price

Published on Wednesday, 24 May 2023 at 9:34:38 PM

Tom Price residents are advised that a mosquito fogging program will commence from Wednesday 31 May.
The program will run for a period of seven days in response to increased mosquito activity in the area and will be conducted at dusk and dawn subject to weather conditions.
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][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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