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Mosquito treatment at Newington Nature Reserve Wetland on 24 January

Published on 23 January 2019

Helicopter application of a biological mosquito larvicide known as Bti is planned to take place at Newington Nature Reserve Wetland on Thursday 24 January 2019 to control mosquito larval populations. Spraying is scheduled to occur between 7.30am and 10.00am, however, weather conditions or operational matters could cause it to be delayed until later in the day. 

Bti 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 the Sydney Olympic Park Authority (SOPA) Pesticide Use & Notification Plan. Local businesses and residents will be notified through SOPA’s relevant communication modes. 

For further information on mosquitos, visit our Mosquitos page.

Last updated on 23 January 2019