Manage mosquitoes to protect your health and lifestyle.
There are almost 100 species of mosquitoes in Western Australia. Many can be serious pests and transmit disease-causing viruses or parasites.
The management of mosquitoes is important for reducing the impact of these pests on your health and lifestyle. Individuals should take personal preventive measures to minimise mosquito bites.
Mosquito Management Plans
allrid has extensive experience in creating comprehensive mosquito management plans for companies. Strategic plans are tailored to meet the needs of the company and encompass broader environmental factors.
Mosquito management techniques are used to reduce the breeding of mosquitoes in natural and man-made situations and/or to reduce exposure of people to mosquito bites.
Approaches include direct methods of physical, biological, chemical and cultural mosquito control, as well as indirect methods such as land use planning and wetland design.
How is long term mosquito management achieved?
The most effective mosquito management programs are integrated programs, involving more than just the application of chemicals to kill larval or adult mosquitoes. allrid works together with businesses to develop strategic and comprehensive mosquito management plans that encompass both environmental considerations and commercial project requirements.
Appropriate land use planning is crucial for achieving adequate buffers between wetlands and residential and recreational land uses. Man-made water bodies must be designed and managed so as to discourage mosquito breeding.
Direct methods, including physical control (such as source reduction by filling, draining or removing breeding sites, screening rainwater tanks, wearing protective and the use of personal repellents) and cultural control (such as planning outdoor activities to avoid mosquito activity times, or building screened outdoor living areas) are also important components of an integrated mosquito management program.
Application of pesticides for mosquito control must be in accordance with the product label. Environmental approval may be required if mosquito management actions are to be undertaken in conservation areas.