How to ‘Beat Bite’ this summer – East Gippsland


East Gippsland Shire Council monitors and applies treatment to some mosquito breeding grounds, however the sources are wide across the Gippsland Lakes and the focus is around high-density townships.

Council does not spray adult mosquitoes but treats in the larval stages where the mosquitoes can be managed through biological larvicides across known sites.

Council will not spray private residences or buildings or provide advice on chemical use. There are contractors and suppliers who can assist with this or visit

The Beat the Bite campaign also has useful information to protect yourself and your family from mosquito-borne disease:

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing when outdoors.
  • Use mosquito repellents containing DEET or picaridin on exposed skin.
  • Try to limit outdoor activity if lots of mosquitoes are about (usually dusk and dawn).
  • Make sure there is no stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed around your home.
  • On holidays make sure your accommodation is properly fitted with mosquito netting or screens.
  • Don’t forget the children – it’s safer to spray or rub insect repellents on their clothes rather than directly onto their skin.


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