Council uses a helicopter to treat the region's inter-tidal and mangrove areas, targeting saltmarsh mosquito larvae which usually develop after rain or a tide higher than 2.45 metres. Aerial treatments are often planned to coincide with predicted tide events, although the effectiveness of helicopter treatments for saltmarsh mosquito larvae can be affected by wind and follow up rain.
Aerial treatments target larvae and not adult mosquitoes.
Fogging and barrier treatments
Fogging and barrier treatments are used in public areas such as reserves and parks to reduce the impact of adult mosquitoes on residents.
Adult mosquito treatment