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Health Info - Mosquitoes

How to reduce mosquito breeding


Mosquitoes breed in fresh or salt water and almost any site or container holding water. Some examples of places where they breed include:

  • tyres
  • drains
  • buckets and containers
  • saltmarsh coastal areas
  • pot plant bases
  • inside plants that catch water such as bromeliads.

Find more information on mosquito breeding places.

Remove potential mosquito breeding sites by:

  • tipping out any water in plastic containers, buckets, pot plant trays
  • clear your roof guttering of rotting leaves
  • dispose of fallen palm fronds and coconut shells
  • throw away empty containers, tyres or anything else that catches rain around the yard.

Under the Public Health Act 2005, all new rainwater tanks sold in Queensland must have suitable measures to prevent mosquitoes breeding in the tank. Find out how to keep your tank safe.