What we do
Our Environmental Health Unit co-ordinates this program in accordance with the Department of Sustainability and Environment Framework.
We carry out a mosquito control monitoring and treatment program throughout our coastal areas each year.
This mosquito management program involves monitoring and treatment of major breeding sites in line with the breeding cycle of the 3 main mosquito species in the Geelong area.
All activities are carried out to manage the mosquito population and conducted to best practice principles, to ensure the environment is not adversely affected. We use nationally approved biological products in our mosquito control.
The program normally operates from August to late March each year. Generally mosquito numbers are very low during the winter months, therefore monitoring and treatment are not needed during this period.
There are, however limitations to any responsible program of this nature and this may be why there are still mosquitoes in the area.
We also provide educational material for use in school and in the home.
What you can do
You can check your property for possible breeding sites around your home.
You can take simple steps to protect yourself from mosquitoes.