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
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.