Protecting you and your Family

 

Mosquitoes are part of our natural environment and are active all year round.

Protecting yourself and your family members from mosquito bites and mosquito-borne disease is a lifestyle necessity in the Peel Region. 

Whilst the peak in mosquito activity will be around dawn, late afternoon and dusk, mosquitoes can be active all day and night.

The best way to protect yourself is to: 

Stay indoors during peaks in mosquito activity / biting periods. 
Cover up – light coloured, loose fitting clothing to limit skin exposure.
Apply mosquito repellents that contain DEET (diethyl toluamide) or picaridin before heading outdoors. These have shown to be the most effective against mosquitoes in the form of reducing mosquito bites for the longest time from a single application. Repellents containing natural ingredient have been shown to provide substantially less protection against biting mosquitoes. Find out more about mosquito repellents myths
Avoid areas such as wetlands and adjacent reserves and parks that have dense vegetation.
Stay informed – via City of Mandurah community alerts on social media and email subscription, website updates, local newspaper and community radio or contacting the City.  

Find out more about protecting you and your family.

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