Council undertaking ‘mozzie fogging’ after inundation on Gold Coast

A major mozzie fogging operation is underway across the Gold Coast after swarms of the pest descended on the city following recent wet weather.

Several suburbs, predominately on the northern Gold Coast, have been inundated with mosquitoes which are terrorising residents who are unable to even open their doors or step outside without being bitten.

Thankfully Gold Coast City Council has begun aerial and ground treatment in a bid to get rid of the mozzies.


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Division 3 councillor Cameron Caldwell took to Facebook overnight to inform residents of the treatment schedule.

“Many of us have experienced what feels like plague proportions of mozzies in the past week,” Cr Caldwell wrote.

He said aerial treatments have been carried out in the Coombabah and Coomera Island breeding sites both last week and the week before.

It’s understood fogging treatments are now scheduled from Jacobs well down to Coombabah this week.

Paradise Point, Hollywell, Runaway Bay, Coombabah and Biggera Waters is scheduled for treatment on Thursday, while Coomera and Coomera Waters are scheduled for today.

Hope Island, Oyster Cove and Helensvale are scheduled for Friday.

“The effects of the extensive treatments already undertaken as well as those planned for this week will show a significant reduction in numbers fairly quickly,” Cr Caldwell said.

“And for those interested in why the sudden increase, we are roughly a week after the large rain event which inundated many of our natural breeding areas resulting in high densities of adult mosquitos in many areas, particular those in the north of the City – but the good news is we have a team of highly experienced mozzie fighters who are onto it!!!”

In the meantime, residents are being urged to make sure there’s no water lying around which can be used as breeding sites and to cover up and use mosquito repellent.

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Thankyou GCCC enabling this beautiful area to be so liveable. We appreciate all your efforts. Any chance Dunlop Canal, mermaid waters be fogged too please. We are always thankful for that.

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It’s good to see that the aerial spraying for insects isn’t on a Sunday or a Public Holiday like they usually are! I was starting to wonder who the pilot of the plane is and why he’s getting paid big $$$s to spray only on Sundays and Public Holidays….and why our rates aren’t being used in a more cost cutting way, e.g. normal Mon-Fri weekdays …..! Someone had a very lucrative part-time job!

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We have so many mosquitos over here in Robina. Off Markeri st we were bitten all night they are inside we had about 50 on the ceiling last night I had to spray and all in the bedrooms before going to bed it reminded me of Bali !