Buzzing with excitement: World Mosquito Day Approaches

Published on Friday, 18 August 2023 at 9:14:21 AM

Mark your calendars for Thursday, 24 August  – the day we celebrate World Mosquito Day! Did you know there is no cure or vaccine to protect against mosquito-borne diseases acquired in Australia? The only way to prevent infection is to avoid being bitten. Discover the challenges they pose and our strides in mosquito control on Thursday, 24 August  from 9am at our Byford Library. Chat with our new Public Health Officer, Farah and learn new tips and tricks to keep mosquitoes under control. Some of the best ways to protect yourself and your loved ones include:

  • Applying insect repellent on your skin and clothing
  • Wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants when outdoors
  • Sleep under a mosquito net or in a screened room
  • Avoid stagnant water where mosquitoes breed
  • Removing rubbish around any standing water

Together, let’s make a buzz about their impact and how we can protect ourselves.

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