West Wimmera Shire Council has received funding from the Department of Health and Human Services to run a Mosquito Control Program following the abundance of rain towards the end of 2016.
West Wimmera Shire Council has accepted nearly $75,000 from Department of Health and Human Services funding to initiate mosquito control activities and help prevent the spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
Activities will focus on:
- Control through minimisation, prevention and education
- Supporting and educating event organisers to promote the "Beat the bite" program at local events
Activities will focus on public areas of water in the Shire that see higher human populations, either through visitation or local residents.
At this stage, a number of sites have been identified for larvae testing including:
- Glenelg River at Harrow,
- Lake Wallace and associated inlet drains,
- Goroke Recreation Reserve Dam and associated inlets,
- Lake Charlegrark,
- Lake Bringalbert,
- Lake Ratzcastle,
- Apsley Wetlands, and
- Serviceton Reservoir.
Residents are advised to visit www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/beat-the-bite to gather hints and tips on how to manage mosquitoes around the home.
Alternatively download the information brochure or pick up a copy from the Edenhope and Kaniva Council Offices.
Beat the Bite DL Brochure