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Remove potential breeding sites

Under the Public Health Act, you could be fined by your local council if you are breeding mosquitoes around your home.

Check the following areas around your home weekly for evidence of mosquitoes or mosquito larvae and tip out, wipe out, throw out or dry store items that can hold water.

  • Tip out, and wipe out any water from things like plastic containers, tarpaulins or buckets.
  • Store anything that can hold water undercover or in a dry place, including work equipment, surplus materials or trailers, and keep bins covered.
  • Throw out any rubbish lying around like unused or empty containers, tyres, additional materials and keep worksites tidy.

Potential household mosquito breeding sites

Download brochures with tips to help you remove potential mosquito breeding sites.