Mosquitoes

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.

Controlling Mosquitoes

If you have significant mosquito activity on your property or nearby properties, there are a number of steps you can take.

 
Location Responsibility Contact/Action

 Your Property

The resident

Try the following options:

  • Use a mosquito trap with a light and fan to attract and kill mosquitoes
  • Use residual body sprays to deter adult mosquitoes
  • Eliminate open still water breeding areas.
     
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

Council Property Council Contact Council

Mosquito Bites

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.

More information about insect bites and stings: