Fight the Bite
Protect yourself against disease carrying mosquitoes
Mosquitoes are a fact of life in the South West, with many large breeding sites located close to the places we live, work and play. Mosquitoes can at times impact significantly on the health and lifestyle of residents and visitors to the region. Ross River and Barmah Forest virus cases are reported regularly in the Leschenault and Geographe regions and can have serious effects on the health of those who contract them.
What are we doing about it?
Due to the threat of mosquito borne diseases and the lifestyle impacts high numbers of mosquitoes can create, the your local government agencies are working together in an ongoing program to reduce mosquito populations for residents and visitors. Some of our activities include
- Pre Treatment surveillance
- Aerial Spraying
- Ground Treatments
- Post Treatment surveillance
- Mosquito Mark and Recapture Project
What can you do?
Whilst your local government agencies are working hard to achieve reduced mosquito populations, there are important steps we need you to take including…
- Cover up with long, loose fitting clothing
- Repel with an appropriate insect repellent.
- Clean up your yard to remove breeding areas
Even with our best combined efforts mosquitoes will always be a fact of life when living in the South West. The last line of defence we have is our personal protection. As such, when you are out and about in mosquito prone areas make sure that you…
- Wear loose fitting clothes that cover as much of your skin as possible
- Apply a mosquito repellent, preferably with DEET or Picardin