Time to protect yourself with high numbers of mozzies detected
Wellington Shire Council is encouraging residents to protect themselves from mosquitoes, as a high number of adult airborne mosquitoes have been detected in the area.
Council’s Mosquito Control Program has identified a high number of adult mosquitoes from flooding at the Latrobe River at Rosedale and a large amount of water south of the Swing Bridge at Longford.
Council’s Mosquito Control Program runs under the guidance of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and focusses on breeding site monitoring and treatment of larvae.
Frequent monitoring is taking place at all identified breeding sites and spraying may occur multiple times over the coming season, once the environmental indicators are suitable.
Council’s mosquito management activities can only have limited impact on overall mosquito numbers, so residents and visitors are urged to take action to help prevent mosquitoes from breeding on their properties and taking steps for their own personal protection.