Dealing with mosquitos is likely to be high on your agenda at the moment if you're living in property in Elimbah – and the good news is that help is at hand.
Moreton Bay Regional Council is offering some top tips on how to deal with mozzies, which are thriving as a result of wet conditions and rising temperatures.
Outdoor areas can be breeding grounds for the insects, so these are what you need to focus on in order to keep them under control.
Anything that might contain water should be emptied, which includes everything from bird baths to plant saucers, dog bowls to spare tyres. Figures show just 100 ml of water can produce as many as 500 mosquito larvae in a matter of days.
Gutters also need to be cleared out on a regular basis, as they can often be neglected and give mosquitos the ideal place to multiply.
Using insect repellent is also a great idea, especially if you're heading outdoors at dawn or dusk.
Treatment works are being carried out by the local council, but you can also play your part by keeping mozzies at bay in and around your home.