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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

 

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…

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Cover up with light, long sleeved clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible

Cover Up

Cover up with light, long sleeved clothing that covers as much of your skin as possible
Apply a mosquito repellent, preferably with DEET or Picardin 

Repel

Apply a mosquito repellent, preferably with DEET or Picardin 
Clean up your yard to remove breeding areas

Clean Up

Clean up your yard to remove breeding areas

Stay up to date with your socials

Tell us what you think about mosquitoes in the area you live and go in the draw for a $100 local dining voucher. To enter, complete the 3-minute survey at http://bit.ly/fightthebitesurvey

Which mosquito repellents work best?🚫🦟

DEET & Picardin based repellents have been scientifically proven to be the most effective at repelling mosquitoes.

Take 30 seconds to be mosquito smart this Australia Day.

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

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What's in your beach bag? Sunscreen, a hat, a towel, a good book?
What about mosquito repellent?

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus #bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaustralia

A good summer BBQ evening can last hours, symptoms of Ross River Virus can last years.
It only takes one bite...

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus #bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaustralia

Going out fishing this weekend? Don't forget your mosquito deterrents

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus #bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaustralia

Enjoying these warm summer nights?
When the sunscreen goes away the mosquito repellent needs to come out.

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus #bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaustralia

It's no glamourous task, but it can lower your chances of getting bitten around your own home.

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus #bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaustralia

Even though mosquitoes pose a risk all year. Peak mosquito season for the South West (including the Perth metropolitan area) of WA are the spring and summer months, from September to March.
Are you being Mozzie Smart?

Take 5 seconds this weekend to Fight the Bite

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus #bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaus

Keep your family and friends safe this time of year, clean up your garden of any potential Mosquito breeding sites.
Tip out any standing water in buckets or pots, and cover over any water tanks.

Cover up. Repel. Clean up.

#fightthebite #rossrivervirus #barmahforestvirus ...#bungeo #bunbury #bussleton #swwa #westernaustralia