Mosquito management underway

News Update 16 November 2021

The City's Mosquito Management Program is underway, with treatments starting earlier this year due to a shift in weather conditions. 

Our approach is to keep the nuisance of mosquitoes to a minimum by reducing breeding before larvae have the chance to grow into biting adults.

We are one of the only local governments in the Perth metro area to use regular helicopter treatments to control mosquito larvae in wetlands. Not only is this method extremely effective, it’s also safer for our environment and does not harm people, pets, wildlife or plants. Our first treatment took place on 11 November 2021 in the wetland area south of Waterford from Cygnia Cove through to the Salter Point Lagoon.

To reduce the risk of bites during peak mosquito season, we are encouraging the community avoid areas like wetlands where mosquitoes are known to be present during dawn and dusk, use an insect repellent that contains DEET, and wear loose, long-sleeve clothing. At home it's best to and remove stagnant water from around the garden to prevent breeding and check fly screens are in good condition. 

Find out more about how the City manages mosquitoes.