The Shire of Capel mosquito control helicopter program has resumed for this season. Given the adult numbers along with larval monitoring results and weather conditions the Environmental Health team determined that the first helicopter treatment for the season was required and will occur potentially until November. Granular larvicide is dispersed into the edges of mosquito breeding water bodies along our coastal wetlands (not over any residential property). As the weather is more conducive to spending more time outdoors we remind you to cover up and use repellent.
Please see the Fight the Bite website for further information.
If you have any questions please contact an Environmental Health Officer at the Shire of Capel.
Mosquito breeding occurs in freshwater after periods of high rainfall where there is flooding of the wetlands. Mosquitoes are known to present serious health risks and cause considerable nuisance to residents and visitors to the Shire of Capel. Read more about how far Mozzies travel in the ‘Mozzie Mark and Recapture Project’.
Fight the Bite
A great source of information in regards to mosquito management in the South West is Fight the Bite, which is a combined initiative of the WA Department of Health and local governments including Shire of Capel, City of Bunbury, City of Busselton, Shire of Dardanup and Shire of Harvey.
You can report increase mosquito activity in your area by emailing us directly.