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Mozzies zero in on Rocky blood with renewed enthusiasm

Bryan Graff and Ces Newman continue the long job of cleaning up at the Norbridge Park junior soccer fields after flood waters have receded and mosquito numbers have increased. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Bryan Graff and Ces Newman continue the long job of cleaning up at the Norbridge Park junior soccer fields after flood waters have receded and mosquito numbers have increased. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

THEY'VE faced floods and the clean-up, but groundsmen Bryan Graff and Cec Newman are now facing a blood-thirsty battle.

Yesterday at Norbridge Park where the clean-up continues, the mosquitoes were out in full force looking for blood after breeding in the thousands since the heavy rain and flooding last month.

Bryan and Cec said the flood had once again caused lots of damage to the park.

It's proving a battle keeping themselves out of the firing line from the blood-sucking bugs.

Rockhampton Regional Council advised, with some species of mosquito having the potential to carry disease including Ross River and Dengue Fever, it's important to follow a few steps to discourage further breeding.

Some species will still bite during the day and at night so whenever you are outside use insect repellent and wear loose fitting and lightly coloured protective clothing.

Other tips include, use flying insect spray to kill any mosquitoes in rooms, use mosquito coils or plug-in insecticide mats in rooms, and repair defective insect screens.

 

A mosquito after the 2013 floods. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
A mosquito after the 2013 floods. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

MOZZIE PROTECTION

 

Ways to minimise mosquito activity:

Cleaning up around your house and yard after a flood and getting rid of potential mosquito-breeding sites.

Removing any pools of water around your house and yard - clearing debris from ditches, cutting small channels to help pooling water drain,

Cleaning up debris deposited on your property by floodwaters or cyclone.

Topics:  mosquitoes, parks, rockhampton regional council



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