Fri, 08/03/2019 - 08:34



Townsville City Council has thanked Sumitomo Chemical Australia for reducing the impact of mosquitoes after the floods.

The company has donated 35,000 “Mossie Mesh” mosquito control emanators to the city.

Townsville Local Recovery and Resilience Group Chair Deputy Mayor Les Walker said Council appreciates the company’s support.

“There are a lot of factors to consider during the flood and flood recovery, mosquitos are often a significant issue after heavy rainfall and flooding,” Cr Walker said.

“It was great for residents who were trying to avoid mosquito bites.”

Cr Walker is urging residents to keep taking precautions to protect themselves against mosquitoes.

“We really encourage residents to cover up when outside and use repellent. Residents should check their yards for items that hold water and empty them to help prevent the spread of mosquitos.”