Mandurah mosquito treatments target winter larvae numbers

Mosquito treatments have started.
Mosquito treatments have started.

THE City of Mandurah, in collaboration with Peel Mosquito Management Group and the Department of Health, has started mosquito treatments to target winter mosquito larvae numbers.

Mosquito surveillance activities have continued through the winter months and the first aerial treatment for the season was completed after a series of persistent cold fronts brought rain and significant storm surges to the Peel waterways.

With the start of spring a few weeks away, the days will become longer and warmer encouraging people to spend more time outdoors.

This coincides with an increase in mosquito breeding and activity.

The focus of the opportunistic winter treatments is to head off the typical surge in mosquitoes at this time of year.

Treatments will continue for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.