King tides have resulted in larger than anticipated increases in mosquito larvae populations across Moreton Bay and Brisbane. Council is currently conducting treatment programs to reduce populations, however some impact to residents is likely to remain.
Council’s mosquito management program is continuing to monitor and treat mosquitoes as required to keep their numbers as low as possible.
The success of the program is dependent on environmental factors including favourable tides, wind conditions and rain, and often coincides with treatments occurring in neighbouring local government areas.
Mosquitoes are mostly active in South East Queensland during the warmer months from September to April.
To provide feedback to Council on mosquitoes in your local area, or for more information regarding Council’s ongoing mosquito management program lodge
Types of mosquitoes and management program
South East Queensland is home to many types of mosquitoes with those that cause the greatest impact for residents being: