Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are not just annoying but some spread disease.

The mosquito goes through four separate and distinct stages of its life cycle. Stagnant water and warmer temperatures may lead to a mosquito problem for residents and householders should routinely empty any accumulated water on their property.

Council recommends that residents use personal protection measures during warmer months and at those times of the day when mosquitos are more likely to be prevalent. Such as wearing loose-fitting clothing; and regularly using mosquito repellent with DEET or Picaridin on exposed skin.

Control of mosquitos around the home

You can reduce the risk of mosquito bites by eliminating potential mosquito breeding sites around your home:

  • Install flywire screens on all windows and self-closing wire screens on doors, check and mend holes in the flywire.

  • Check your backyard and surrounding areas for stagnant/pooling water which may exist in un-used plant pots, base of plant pots, disused containers and poorly maintained swimming pools

  • Clean gutters and drains regularly

  • Keep fishponds stocked with fish

If you have a rainwater tank or a septic tank:

  • Ensure any covers, lids and inlet pipes are close fitting and have screens fitted where possible,

  • Make sure any water collection containers have secure lids or screens and are drained regularly.

  • If you can see mosquito larvae (wrigglers) in rain water or septic tanks then adult female mosquitoes have been able to enter the tank and lay eggs. The tank should be checked for gaps or loose fittings and extra screens fitted where possible.

  • If your septic tank is cracked or damaged please contact Council’s Health Team to discuss its replacement.

Seaford Wetlands

Melbourne Water in cooperation with Council, run a mosquito monitoring program in wetlands including Seaford wetlands.

The Seaford wetland is routinely surveyed during summer (August to April) for mosquitoes. When excessive larvae numbers are present, the use of larva cite briquettes are distributed in the wetlands. The briquettes mimic the mosquito juvenile hormone and disrupt the development of larvae and pupae in the water with minimal impact on other fauna. They act for up to 150 days.

For more information please visit Melbourne Waters website or contact Melbourne Water on 131 722

Beat the Bite

There are simple things you can do to Beat the bite! For more information visit:

Buruli Ulcer

Visit Council’s Burili Ulcer page for further information. It is not yet known if mosquitoes are involved in the transmission of this skin disease.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3190
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

Council's 1300 322 322 is also the afterhours number to report emergency matters including dog attacks or threating animals.

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