The Black Duck Lake System provides ideal conditions for adult mosquitoes that have developed in the saltmarsh tidal areas along the North Pine River.
The tidal areas along the North Pine River are treated as part of Council’s aerial mosquito program, which targets mosquito larvae before they emerge as adults. However, this program is only capable of controlling around 90% of mosquito larvae. Any adult mosquitoes that emerge from the saltmarsh areas will naturally disperse along riparian areas and also through residential communities.
To reduce the impact of adult mosquitoes Council conducts a range of treatments, such as barrier treatments on particular sections of vegetation adjacent to residential areas.
Council’s vector control officers also regularly inspect the Black Duck Lake system and will treat areas where is pooling water, particularly after rainfall.
Residents are reminded that mosquitoes cannot be eliminated from the local environment and therefore, everyone is encouraged to use personal protection, such as repellents and clothing, particularly at sunset and sunrise during summertime.
View more information about Council's mosquito management program