They might be in water or hiding in salt marshes

MOSQUITOES live and breed in different environments.

Some live and breed in containers holding water around your house and yard while others are found in salt marshes or freshwater pools in the natural environment.

North Burnett Regional Council Mayor Don Waugh said residents play an important role in reducing mosquito breeding in and around their property.

"Help make your home a mozzie free zone," he said. 

"Something as simple as regularly emptying water from all containers such as buckets, pot plants and bird baths which may be lying around your house or property will prevent mosquitoes from breeding."

Whiile most mosquitos are just an annoyance, certain types of mosquitos can spread diseases to humans and animals.

The most common mosquito-borne diseases in Queensland are due to Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses however outbreaks of Dengue Fever have now been reported in the Wide Bay Burnett region.

North Burnett Regional Council has a legal requirement under the Public Health Act 2005 and the associated Regulation to prevent and control the public health risks associated with mosquitoes.

For further enquiries, please contact Council's Environmental Health department on 1300 696 272 or email admin@northburnett.qld.gov.au.
 



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