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Pest Management Plan
The State, through the Chief Executive Officer must also develop Plans for the management of pests on State controlled lands. The changes include the method of declaring a pest by introducing three classes of pest.
Blackall-Tambo Regional Council is a predominantly rural area and therefore maintains a significant emphasis toward the protection of rural industry. The development of the Pest Management Plan is a future policy adding to Council's ongoing commitment to the rural industry.
Some mosquitoes have the potential to transmit various diseases, the most notorious of which is the Ross River Virus. In the local area, the type of mosquito that transmits Ross River Virus will generally only breed in stagnant water but other nuisance mosquitoes can breed elsewhere.
To help prevent mosquito breeding and limit numbers of the pest, residents should inspect their property regularly and tip out all water sitting in containers such as pot plant saucers, drums and buckets. It is also important to ensure that all rainwater tanks are correctly fitted with an insect screen on the inlet and the overflow
Consider installing insect screens on your house, avoid being outside during mosquitoes' peak activity periods at dusk and dawn, use a quality insect repellent and wear long clothing where possible.