In September, the Bureau of Meteorology announced the weather phenomenon La Nina had developed in the Pacific Ocean, which will result in a noticeable change in our local weather pattern until at least the end of the year.
As a result of this change in the weather pattern, mosquito activity is expected to increase greatly compared to past years.
The chance of disease transmission in metropolitan areas is extremely low, however that doesn’t detract from the fact that in large numbers mosquitoes can become a severe nuisance and extremely difficult to control once they mature from larvae to adults.
We are increasing treatment frequency and expanding the scope for Council controlled high risk mosquito breeding sites.
We are also increasing monitoring in areas reported to have a high level of activity to help identify species and additional breeding locations.
Controlling mosquitoes is a team effort. We need your assistance to eliminate potential breeding hotspots around your home or business, and utilise deterrents such as candles, coils and repellents.
If you believe you know of a breeding location that is outside of your control please report to us and one of our Environmental Health Officers will investigate.
For more information call 8405 6600 or visit cityofpae.sa.gov.au/pests