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Mosquito helicopter treatment at Newington Nature Reserve Wetland

Published on 30 November 2018

A helicopter application of Bti will take place at Newington Nature Reserve Wetland on Monday 3 December 2018 to control mosquito larval populations. Spraying is scheduled to occur between 7.30am and 10am; however. weather conditions or operational matters could cause it to be delayed until later in the day.

Treatment of the wetlands involves the application of a biological mosquito larvicide known as Bti. It is a nature-based product and impacts the target species of mosquito at a specific stage of larval development. The larvicide is known to be safe to people, pets and the environment, and treatments are monitored by the University of Sydney's Department of Medical Entomology.

Advisory signage providing notification of spraying and the product used will be placed on the River Walk and other pathways surrounding the treatment area in accordance with SOPA’s Pesticide Use & Notification Plan. Local businesses and residents will be notified through SOPA’s relevant communication channels.

For more information visit our Mosquitos page.

Last updated on 3 December 2018