In Australia, there are more than 300 species of mosquitoes but only a small number are of concern. Mosquitoes can carry diseases that may be passed on to people through mosquito bites.
Serious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes to humans throughout Australia include:
- Dengue fever
- Australian encephalitis
- Ross River virus
- Barmah Forest virus
Seek medical advice if mosquito bites inflame areas of skin around the site of the bite or swelling or redness appear to spread or the area appears to be infected.
For more information refer to the Better Health Channel
Preventing Mosquito Activity
Mosquitoes breed in still, fresh water. You can take steps to prevent them from breeding.
If you have significant mosquito activity on your property or nearby properties, there are a number of steps you can take.
Try the following options:
|Your Neighbour’s Property||Your neighbour||
Speak to the property owner about your observations. Direct them to this page for information.
If the problem continues, contact Council
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Seek medical advice if mosquito bites inflames areas of skin around the site of the bite or swelling or redness appear to spread or the area appears to be infected.
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