Eliminate mosquito breeding sites today!
Council are encouraging residents to clean up your yards to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
The Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in containers and is capable of transmitting the dengue virus. A recent outbreak of dengue fever has been reported in Rockhampton, Queensland.
Dengue fever is a viral illness spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. There are four types of the dengue virus that cause dengue fever. Catching different types of the dengue virus can increase the risk of developing severe dengue fever. For more information on Dengue see the Queensland Health website.
Under the Public Health Regulation householders have a responsibility to prevent mosquitoes breeding on their property. To view the Public Health Regulation see the Queensland Government website.
The community is encouraged to utilise Council’s ‘To Do List’ to reduce breeding sites around the home and reduce the risk of infection. The ‘To Do List’ is available on Council website.