Trapping for mosquitoes usually occurs once every two weeks throughout the summer months. The frequency of trapping is largely dependent on weather conditions. When setting mosquito traps, random locations are selected around town; usually in yards with cool dark places protected from the wind or street lights.
When traps are collected, the mosquitoes are counted and identified. Numbers and species types will decide the method of control used, and in large rainfall events more than one type of control method may be necessary.
Residents can also play a huge part in helping reduce mosquito numbers. Download the Mozzies and You brochure for helpful tips.
Mosquitoes can spread disease to humans and animals. For further information about mosquito borne disease and how to control mosquito numbers, click here.