Tackling Mozzies Together

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Images provided by Stephen Doggett and Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology)

Hate mozzies buzzing around your home? Become a citizen scientist and learn about their breeding habitat and how to remove it while gathering important data in your backyard, courtyard or balcony!

It’s as simple as checking out the water holding containers, such as buckets, bromeliads, kids toys and pot plant bases in your backyard and recording what you find in a survey – and there’s a fantastic iPad to be won for participating!

Backyards, courtyards and balconies have lots of places where mozzies can breed, Breeding habitat could be as simple as water collecting in a kids toy left in the yard, or in a bucket.

The survey asks you to count the number of types of ‘container’s that hold water around your home. Your data will give a great understanding of the types of breeding habitat in the region.

The data you collect will provide valuable information on breeding habitat in our region. This will directly help Northern Rivers Councils plan for and prevent the establishment of exotic invasive mosquitoes in the future.

It will also assist in building Council’s capacity to respond and the development of a Northern Rivers Exotic Mosquito Control Plan (the Plan) for the region. The Plan is as part of the Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) Grant received by Tweed Shire Council.

Hate mozzies buzzing around your home? Become a citizen scientist and learn about their breeding habitat and how to remove it while gathering important data in your backyard, courtyard or balcony!

It’s as simple as checking out the water holding containers, such as buckets, bromeliads, kids toys and pot plant bases in your backyard and recording what you find in a survey – and there’s a fantastic iPad to be won for participating!

Backyards, courtyards and balconies have lots of places where mozzies can breed, Breeding habitat could be as simple as water collecting in a kids toy left in the yard, or in a bucket.

The survey asks you to count the number of types of ‘container’s that hold water around your home. Your data will give a great understanding of the types of breeding habitat in the region.

The data you collect will provide valuable information on breeding habitat in our region. This will directly help Northern Rivers Councils plan for and prevent the establishment of exotic invasive mosquitoes in the future.

It will also assist in building Council’s capacity to respond and the development of a Northern Rivers Exotic Mosquito Control Plan (the Plan) for the region. The Plan is as part of the Building Resilience to Climate Change (BRCC) Grant received by Tweed Shire Council.

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    Ideal mossie repellant - free fish from Council - are they still available?

    by Cate, over 2 years ago

    What a fabulous idea this is - hope it is still going - Council provided us with local native fish that are specialist mossie egg and larvae eaters - we have them in all 5 of our ponds happily eating away and breeding - no need to restock - just don't put bigger fish in there and they'll stay safe - really sound idea TSC - thank you =)

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