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…

Redlands Coast on mozzie watch


Redlands Coast residents have been urged to take care when cleaning up after the deluge as Redland City Council crews work to minimise the risk from mosquitoes. Redland City Mayor and chair of the Redland Local Disaster Management Group Karen Williams said wet conditions and localised flooding had produced ideal conditions for mosquitoes to breed,  Continue reading…

Weather and services update


Severe weather warning downgraded The Bureau of Meteorology has significantly downgraded storm warnings but there is still potential for further storms over the weekend so please continue to take heed of all warnings and be mindful of conditions. Residents are encouraged to start their clean-up efforts if it is safe to do so, with all  Continue reading…

Residents urged to check yards ahead of mozzie season


Redland City Council is urging residents to take an active role in mosquito management and check their yards for possible breeding sites. Mayor Karen Williams said recent rain coupled with warm weather could provide ideal breeding conditions for the saltmarsh (Aedes vigilax) and container (Aedes notoscriptus) mosquitoes. “Council’s mosquito management team investigates known mosquito breeding  Continue reading…

Trailblazing drones trial to beat mozzies and protect environment


In a South-East Queensland first, Redland City Council is trialling drones as a tool for managing mosquitoes in hard-to-reach and environmentally sensitive areas within Moreton Bay Marine Park. Mayor Karen Williams said the six-month trial had exciting potential for Redlands Coast, where mosquitoes are endemic due to its natural environment. “We are leading the way  Continue reading…