Mosquitoes

Picture of father and son applying mosquito repellant

Mosquitoes are a nuisance and can spread diseases to humans and animals. The most common diseases spread by mosquitoes in South East Queensland are Ross River Virus (RRV) and Barmah Forest Virus (BFV). They can also spread heartworm in dogs.

You can do a lot to help control them by removing breeding sources in your backyard. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water so check your backyard for things like:

  • containers holding water
  • drains
  • bodies of water like ponds, pools and dams
  • tide-affected land along the Logan River.

You can also take steps at home to reduce mosquito breeding sites by:

  • keep gutters clean
  • fill pot plant bases with sand
  • remove tyres, containers and other items that could hold water
  • chlorinate swimming pools
  • fill holes that could hold water (large holes may need planning approval)
  • keep native fish in ponds, dams and other permanent water bodies on your property.

You can help control mosquitoes in fish ponds with native fish, remember not to release native fish into ponds creeks or waterways. We offer six native fish for free, give us a call to find out more.

In Logan, we treat public areas where mosquitoes could breed. This includes roadsides, drains and parks.

To find more information, please download our Mosquito control fact sheet (PDF 1.66 KB).

You can protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites by:

  • wearing light-coloured, loose, long-sleeved shirts and long pants when you’re outside
  • using a mosquito repellent
  • avoiding spending time outside at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active
  • screening windows and doors
  • using plug-in mosquito repellent, ceiling fans, mosquito nets and mosquito coils
  • using mosquito-proof screens and flap valves at every opening of rainwater tanks (the mesh size must not be more than 1mm).

To report mosquito infestations, or to ask us about native fish, please call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at council@logan.qld.gov.au.