Currambine man fined for allowing pool to become infested with mosquitoes

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IT makes you itchy just thinking about it.

A Currambine man who was last year fined in court for refusing to fence his pool is facing more penalties because the water now resembles a swamp and is infested with mosquitoes.

David Noel Fuller did not appear in Joondalup Magistrates Court today when he was convicted of the City of Joondalup charge of “did not keep premises free of water that was liable to become the breeding place of mosquitoes”.

He was fined $2700 and ordered to pay $933.35 costs.

The City prosecutor said staff received a complaint that swarms of mosquitoes were spreading from Fuller’s pool in September last year.

He said officers made multiple requests to Fuller to treat the water, but they went unheeded.

On February 7, an officer inspected the backyard of the Caledonia Avenue property and found the water was black.

“Mosquitoes can result in the transmission of diseases,” the prosecutor said.

“The accused has taken no action for more than six months.”

In November, Fuller was fined $1500 and ordered to pay $933 costs for not fencing the pool.

He did not appear in court on that occasion either.

His defiance has now cost him more than $6000 in fines and costs.

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