The City has launched a targeted mosquito eradication campaign following recent heavy rain.
“We are out there now spraying and fogging,” said Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate.
Mayor Tate said he expected the latest program to continue for the next week, given drier conditions across the coast.
“The main focus is through our fogging program which kills mosquitoes in wetlands, drains and other low-lying areas,” he said.
“To keep residents informed, all fogging locations will be promoted on our City website (under Alerts). Fogging is carried out using City vehicles, clearly marked to identify the program they are undertaking.”
The fogging program is approved by the national statutory body and meets all APVMA (Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority) guidelines.”
“Before the recent four-day downpour, the warmer weather had created ideal breeding grounds for mozzies. The heavy rain has potentially washed away a lot of larvae but we still expect mozzies to be causing problems over the next fortnight.”
“Residents can help by checking around their yards and emptying all containers that can hold water. Tip them out and you’ll be doing your bit for the neighbourhood,” he said.
Initial target areas are Merrimac, Mudgeeraba and Carrara.