Mozzie numbers reduced this summer

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Our health department has reduced the amount of mozzies buzzing around in coastal townships and close to wetlands this summer.

Ongoing mosquito monitoring and treatment has resulted in a significant reduction of mosquitoes emerging from wetlands.

We will continue to monitor and treat breeding areas during summer and autumn.

Peter Bettess - General Manager of Planning and Development

“The reduction in mosquitoes is due to our increased treatment of wetland areas combined with more favourable weather conditions.
Given the heavy rainfall during winter, the breeding areas were much larger than in previous seasons. 
Despite wet and windy weather, we have treated mosquito larvae in 1,500 hectares of wetlands compared to only 185 hectares at the same time last year. 
Residents on the Bellarine are sure to notice the difference just in time for Christmas and the holiday period.”