Moreton Bay Regional Council will continue its mosquito aerial treatment program on Friday and Saturday following this week’s high tide event.

On February 2, council’s vector management helicopter will treat saltmarsh areas in Rothwell, Kippa-Ring, Griffin, Mango Hill, Lawnton and Deception Bay.

This will be followed by treatments of saltmarsh areas in Burpengary East, Beachmere, Ningi, Toorbul, Bribie Island and Elimbah on February 3.

The treatments will target mosquito larvae before they have the chance to emerge, and join council’s ongoing program to treat mozzies on the ground in public places like parks, sports facilities and local reserves across the region.

By targeting the mosquitos, where they breed, the treatment stops the mosquitoes, that can fly up to 10 kilometres from the saltmarsh where they breed, travelling across the region.

Council is urging residents to manage mosquito numbers in the region by taking a few simple steps in and around the home, where most mozzies breed.

Take five minutes to empty any containers that might have rainwater and change the water in your pet’s bowl, and make sure your swimming pool remains chlorinated.

People are also encouraged to apply mosquito repellent when heading outdoors, especially at dawn and dusk.

For more information about mosquito management, visit: www.moretonbay.qld.gov.au/health-safety/mosquitos

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