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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

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3 days ago

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Are you aware of the symptoms of Ross River Virus?They can appear at any time between 3 days and 3 weeks after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito.Stay safe by covering up, applying repellent, and cleaning up any potential mosquito breeding areas.#FightTheBite... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

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Mosquito Repellent should always be at the top of your shopping list for a BBQ 🦟Cover Up. Repel. Clean up.#FightTheBite... See MoreSee Less
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Do you know how Ross River Virus is transmitted?... See MoreSee Less
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Did you notice our helicopter out this week in your area?We do our part to keep you safe.Don't forget to do yours Cover up, repel, and Clean up#FightTheBite... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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💦🦟 With so many products on the market it is easy to be confused when selecting the best mosquito repellent. The easiest way to tell the difference between two different repellents is to look at the concentration of the active ingredients (DEET or Picaridin). The greater the concentration of a repellent the longer they will keep working.The concentration of the products does not affect its effectiveness at keeping mosquitoes that are kept at bay. Applied properly a 5% DEET product will work just as well as a 30% DEET concentration.Repellents containing DEET at concentrations of 80% or 10%, for example, will both protect against mosquito bites for about two hours. While the protection provided by the 10% formulation may stop after a few hours, the 80% formulation will continue to provide protection for over ten hours.When choosing a repellent, it’s worth keeping in mind just how long you’ll need to protect yourself. For a short run around the park, a low-concentration repellent will do the trick. But if you’re off to the beach for a long night fishing, a higher concentration repellent will keep working for hours on end.... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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If you're donating blood this Christmas it might as well be for someone that needs it.Australian Red Cross#FightTheBite by applying a repellent, covering up and avoid being bitten.... See MoreSee Less
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1 month ago

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Remember to pack Mosquito Repellent this summer, you won't regret it 🥊🦟#FightTheBite by applying a repellent, covering up and avoid being bitten.... See MoreSee Less
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