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.
Control of mosquitos around the home
You can reduce the risk of mosquito bites by eliminating potential mosquito breeding sites around your home:
Instal 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:
Ensure any covers, lids and inlet pipes are close fitting
Make sure any water collection containers have secure lids or screens
Melbourne Water in cooperation with Council, run a mosquito monitoring program in wetlands such as the Seaford Swamp. The Seaford Swamp is routinely surveyed during summer (October to March) for mosquito breeding, and sprayed with an environmentally friendly larvicide as required.
Melbourne Water can be contacted on 131 722
Residents should notify Council of any ares of inadequately drained land that may be supporting mosquito breeding.
Council recommends that householders use personal protection measures during warmer months and at those times of the day when mosquitos are more likely to be prevalent.
Beat the Bite
There are simple things you can do to Beat the bite! For more information visit:
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
Council's 1300 322 322 is also the afterhours number to report emergency matters including dog attacks or threating animals.