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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