City of Belmont ready to fight mozzies

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AS the days heat up and mosquito season begins, the City of Belmont says it is ready to combat the pests.

City of Belmont Acting CEO Robin Garrett said the City has been providing a proactive mosquito monitoring and treatment program for years.

It is aware of a number of areas with higher than normal mosquito activity around the Swan River, in particular around Kuljak Island, Ascot Waters and Garvey Park.

“The City also occasionally receives resident complaints in areas away from the Swan River, and these tend to be associated with ‘backyard breeding’ in flower pots, old vehicle tyres and disused pools, for example,” Mr Garrett said.

“As most mosquitoes have the potential to be vectors of disease, all such complaints are responded to with a view to controlling or removing potential mosquito breeding locations.”

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