A recent call from the Sunshine Coast Council Pest Management Officer mentioned the mosquito control spraying program is on schedule. BeCA was advised residents should see another helicopter spray/pellet drop go out sometime mid next week, making it approx. 9 or 10 drops for this season.
Council also explained that due to the longer and hotter weather and lack of rain during summer, followed by a deluge of rain in March, a perfect storm situation had been created to fast track further mosquito breeding. There’s still plenty of water laying around in the lower parts of the area which has enabled further hatchings to occur over the past couple of weeks.
Council advised residents should see a decrease in mosquito activity in the coming weeks with the cooler weather starting to kick in.
In the mean time we all need to cover up and continue with preventative measures.