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Pesky mosquitoes

Posted on October 29, 2013
The City of Bayswater's Mosquito Control Unit is out in force battling pesky mosquitoes on your behalf.

Due to the above average spring rainfalls it is expected that mosquito numbers will once again be high this season.

In order to combat the expected soaring mosquito numbers, the City prepared a comprehensive Mosquito Program, which was implemented in August this year.

Our officers work in coordination with four neighbouring councils including the City of Belmont, City of Swan, Town of Bassendean, Town of Victoria Park and the Department of Health.

To reduce the chances of being bitten apply insect repellent, decrease outdoor activities at dawn and dusk and wear protective clothing.

To minimise the mosquitoes breeding near and in your home, remove all stagnant water sources including pot plant bases. Keep ponds stocked with fish and swimming pools clean and chlorinated or completely empty if not in use.

The fly screens on doors and windows need to be kept in good condition, ensure sewerage vent pipes have mosquito proof cowl fitted, cover rainwater tank inlets and overflowing pipe and ensure septic tank lids are sealed.

For more information call the City of Bayswater on 9272 0648.
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