Mosquito barrier treatment study to begin on Russell Island


Redland City Council is set to partner with the Mosquito Arbovirus Research Committee (MARC) and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute to trial mosquito barrier treatment on Russell Island this month. Mayor Karen Williams said the joint research project would assess the effectiveness of barrier treatments in managing mosquitoes and other biting insects. “We know our island  Continue reading…

Council wins international award with mosquito mapping project


A Redlands Coast mosquito mapping project has received international recognition, winning a 2020 GO SMART Award. The joint project, between Redland City Council and global Taiwanese tech giant MiTAC, will design a dashboard to map Redlands Coast mosquito treatment areas. Mayor Karen Williams said the Smart Pest Management – Mosquito Monitoring and Treatment project was  Continue reading…

Drones could take the bite out of mosquitoes on Redlands Coast


Drones could be used within five years to help Redland City Council manage mosquito numbers across Redlands Coast. Mayor Karen Williams said this was an option being explored as part of Council’s Mosquito Management Action Plan for 2019-2024. “The health and wellbeing of Redlands Coast residents is a priority for Council and this includes managing  Continue reading…

Mosquito treatments ongoing at Redlands Coast


Since the recent rain, Redland City Council’s mosquito management team has been out in force and will today be undertaking aerial treatments across Redlands Coast. A helicopter will be used to spray Birkdale (including Tingalpa Creek), Wellington Point, Thornlands, Victoria Point, Redland Bay, North Stradbroke Island and all the Southern Moreton Bay Islands as well  Continue reading…

Mosquito spraying this afternoon – Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island as of Friday 16 December at 2:00pm


Redland City Council is conducting aerial spraying of the Redlands including the northern end of Russell Island this afternoon to manage the potential public health risks from mosquito breeding. The aerial spraying for mosquitoes will occur in the vicinity of Giants Grave wetland, south of Deenya Parade and Currong Street, at the northern end of  Continue reading…

Redland City Council upping the ante on mosquitoes


Redland City Council has stepped up its fight against mosquitoes, adding two new quad bikes to their arsenal of mozzie fighting equipment. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the new quad bikes strengthened Council’s existing equipment used to manage the local mosquito population. “Council has a team out there managing mosquitoes all year round; with  Continue reading…

Council closes walking tracks during aerial spraying for mozzies


In response to heavy rain earlier in the week, Redland City Council will close some of its walking tracks at Victoria Point and Wellington Point on Friday morning, 22 January 2021, to conduct an aerial treatment of mosquito breeding sites. Mayor Karen Williams said the larger additional treatment will target both freshwater and saltwater areas.  Continue reading…

Recent rain brings reminder to check for mozzies


Following recent heavy rain, Redland City Council is encouraging all residents to take a proactive approach to mosquitoes and check their backyards for possible breeding sites. Mayor Karen Williams said the rain, coupled with warm temperatures, provided ideal breeding conditions for both mosquitoes and biting midges. “Heavy rain can trigger mosquito breeding so Council’s mosquito  Continue reading…

Dealing with midges part of the seasonal cycle


Biting midge breeding season is upon us with an increase in numbers expected over the coming weeks. Regional Mosquito Management Group chairman and Redland City Councillor Paul Golle said that unlike mosquitoes, which Council did treat, there were no midge-specific insecticides available and no chemicals approved or safe for use in the Moreton Bay Marine  Continue reading…

Recent rain brings out the mozzies


Aerial and ground mosquito treatments are in full swing across Redlands Coast as Council responds to the inevitable influx of mosquitoes brought about by perfect weather conditions for breeding. Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said that recent rain, coupled with warm weather, provided ideal breeding conditions for the saltmarsh (Aedes vigilax) mosquito endemic to the  Continue reading…