Mosquito bites are not just a nuisance – they also have the potential to pass on disease to humans. In areas where mosquito numbers are high, people should try to avoid mosquito bites by using appropriate personal protection measures.
Person protection measures include:
During periods of flooding mosquito numbers could rapidly increase and cause nuisance. The following measures can be considered by the Councils and householders depending on the level of nuisance associated with mosquitoes, the environmental impact of insecticide use, and the availability of resources:
Further information on mosquito bite avoidance can be accessed from the Mosquitos are a Health Hazard fact sheet.