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Mosquito management takes priority in Burpengary

By James Brown

Residents of property in Burpengary are benefiting from extensive mosquito treatments throughout the area over the summer months.

Helicopters will be deployed by Moreton Bay Regional Council today (6 January) to combat saltmarsh mosquitos, which are particularly active at this time of year.

Burpengary is one of the areas that will be targeted, alongside Beachmere, Elimbah, Bribie Island and Toorbul.

A number of places have already been treated, as the council reveals that more than 3,000 hectares of saltmarsh area were covered over the Christmas period.

Of course, residents can also do their bit in combating mosquitos by taking action at home. Council recommends removing any stagnant water from containers that may provide the ideal breeding ground.

Cleaning out gutters is also advantageous, as this is another area where water can collect and encourage mosquitos to multiply during the warmer months of the year. 

Household outdoor treatment sprays can also be purchased to aid efforts to cut down on mosquitos in the Moreton Bay region.

Many council reserves and parks have already been targeted following recent rain, including the likes of Kroll Gardens and the Redcliffe Botanical Garden.

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