Beat the Bite (mosquitoes) 

There are simple ways you can protect yourself and your family from Mosquito bites.

  • Ensure your accommodation is mosquito proof
  • Check your tent is properly fitted with mosquito netting.
  • If you're in a caravan, ensure there are flywire screens on the windows and doors
  • Think mozzies when you are packing
  • Check you've packed plenty of mosquito repellent containing DEET or picaridin.
  • Take long, light-coloured, loose fitting clothes for all the family, including the kids.
  • Take some mosquito coils or citronella candles-they can be effective in small outdoor areas.
  • Protect babies and small children
  • Use mosquito repellents safely
  • Follow the manufacturer's instructions and only use mosquito repellents sparingly.
  • In young children, mosquito repellents are safest if rubbed or sprayed on clothing rather than skin. Don't spray on the skin of children under the age of one.
  • When selecting a repellent to use on children or babies, choose one with no more than 10 per cent DEET or picaridin.
  • Cover up babies and small children
  • Dress babies and small children to cover as much skin as possible. 
  • Use insect nets over prams and cots
  • If a child is playing outside and mosquitoes are about, use repellents as above.
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Council's role in mosquito control
Mildura Rural City Council implements an annual mosquito control program from November to April every year, in conjunction with the Department of Health. The program includes the monitoring and treating of public sites as required, as well as trapping and identifying mosquito species.

Further information on Beat The Bite mosquito control or contact Council’s Environmental Health Services on (03) 5018 8216 or click here to email.