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Learn to beat the bite

Publish Date: 05/01/2017

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Moira Shire Council urges visitors and residents to protect themselves, family members and pets from mosquito bites over the summer.

Here are a range of tips to beat the bite.

Moira Shire recommends the following six tips to minimise the risk of mosquito bites.

  • Apply mosquito repellent that contains DEET or picaridin regularly. 
  • Wear light coloured, loose-fitting clothes with long sleeves and long trousers (mosquitoes are attracted to dark coloured clothes and can bite through tight clothes).
  • Avoid outdoor activity around dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active.
  • Check and repair any tears or gaps in fly screens on houses, caravans and other holiday accommodation.
  • Empty open containers of water from around the home or campsite to prevent mosquito breeding – especially water bowls for pets and static-water features.
  • Control mosquitoes that enter your house or holiday accommodation with an insecticide aerosol spray and by spraying bedrooms before going to sleep.

More information about mosquito-borne diseases is available from the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel website at The Better Health Channel.

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