Beating Buruli – mosquito control study


Joint media statement on behalf of the Department of Health and Human Services and Mornington Peninsula Shire.

As part of the Beating Buruli in Victoria project, a mosquito control study is being planned for parts of the Mornington Peninsula later this year.

The study will involve mosquito surveillance, mosquito trapping and mosquito control activities.

Mosquito control will involve the spraying of nature strips using synthetic pyrethroid pesticides.

Fogging will only be used if absolutely necessary and may not be required at all.

Larvicide may be used in specific areas that are particularly suited to mosquito breeding.

Synthetic pyrethroid pesticides have a long history of safe and effective use in mosquito control activities, both in Victoria and overseas.

The study is being informed with advice from public health physicians, medical entomologists, council staff and research partners.

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