As the warm, humid summer season quickly approaches, Northlanders may be visited by the ever-annoying mosquito while gathering around the BBQ.
To ensure these pests aren’t invited, you can take simple precautions to prevent them from setting up residence in your backyard:
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You can fight the bite, day and night. You can take precautions to prevent being bitten by mosquitoes:
Throughout the year the National Public Health service through Ngā Tai Ora (Public Health) Te Tai Tokerau undertakes a mosquito surveillance programme covering all of Northland. This involves monitoring larval and adult mosquito traps which are set up at strategic positions at ports, airports and around the marine environment adjoining international boat movements, for example, at Marsden Cove Marina, Marsden Point refinery and logport, Opua Marina and Whangarei harbour.
If you have problems with unusual mosquito biting activity please contact either the on-call Health Protection Officer on 094304100, or Debe Anderson on 0212214019.