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13 March 2012
About 60 houses across Maryborough will be selected on Wednesday (March 14) as part of a mosquito survey to be carried out by Fraser Coast Regional Council Environmental Health and Vector and Pest Management staff.
They will check to see if mossies such as Aedes aegypti, which can carry Dengue Fever, are in the district following the wet spring and summer. To date no Dengue Fever carrying species have been found on the Fraser Coast.
Conditions have been ideal for mosquitoes to breed following the recent heavy rains across Queensland.
Residents are also urged help control mosquito numbers by getting rid of potential breeding sites around their homes such as trays under pot plants, old tyres or tubs.
Mosquitoes that breed in containers around homes can fly many kilometres – but if they’re breeding in pots on your patio then they don’t have to go far to find someone to bite
Residents can take simple steps to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes including: