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Advice to residents about mosquitos

Published on 09 November 2018

The City of Ryde has received a large number of enquiries about the high volumes of mosquitos, particularly in areas around the Parramatta River foreshore.

The current issue is related to the recent rain, which has triggered the hatching of salt marsh mosquitos and container breeding mosquitos.

Residents are reminded about the measures they can take to minimise the harm and discomfort caused by mosquitos. These include:

  • Eliminating any sources of standing water around the home to control container breeding mosquitos
  • Limiting outdoor activities at dawn and dusk where possible
  • Covering-up and applying insect repellent to all exposed skin when outdoors
  • Ensuring that all windows and doors are fitted with insect screens
  • Using insecticidal sprays to control mosquitos indoors.

Residents are also advised that the most effective repellents for mosquitos are those containing DEET.

The main breeding site for salt marsh mosquitos in this area is the wetlands at Sydney Olympic Park.

The Sydney Olympic Park Authority is due to commence treating the wetlands on Friday 9 November to control the mosquito larvae, which should result in a decrease in the number of mosquitoes found around the Parramatta River foreshore area.

We encourage residents to contact Council on 9952 8222 to report additional mosquito breeding sites.

For more information visit our Mosquitos page.

 

Last updated on 12 November 2018