With warmer weather comes the dreaded mosquito. Help fight the bite in your neighbourhood by checking your property now to reduce possible mosquito breeding spots. Mosquitoes can breed in very small volumes of standing water and in summer can go through a complete lifecycle in just 5 to 7 days.
Common places to look are disused car tyres, plant pots, septic systems (either not properly sealed or the vent going above roof line is missing its mosquito-proof cowl or corroded), water tanks, neglected ponds or swimming pools, drains, dog water bowls or any other items out in the open that can catch water.
Shire of Mundaring Senior Environmental Health Officer, Martin Shurlock, warns it is particularly important for Mundaring residents to reduce the risk of being bitten as many species of mosquito can carry the debilitating Ross River Virus (RRV).
And with kangaroos known to be carriers of RRV, there is a heightened risk of disease in the Shire.
For more information visit the Department of Health's website.