“We’ll fight them in the mangroves!” Council declares war on Gold Coast mozzies

The Gold Coast is changing tactics on the mozzie war this year, attempting to ‘kill them dead’ earlier in the season.

Spraying has begun in the northern suburbs this week, particularly around the Pimpama area.

Mayor Tom Tate says this is a good time to nip the problem in the bud.


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“A lot of the mozzies, the majority is in larvae stage, so we want to kill them before they even come out of there,” Mr Tate said on Tuesday.

“There’s no doubt that full moon, the weather the way it is now, it’s a breeding ground for the mozzies.

“So we’ve got to get in early, we’re going to fight them high, we’re going to fight them on the beaches, and we’re going to fight them in the mangroves.

“And we’re going to kill them dead,” the Mayor declared.

However, Council won’t rule out provisioning extra funds for the mission if their plan to hit hard and early doesn’t pan out.

“If we need to provision more budget to keep up with that, it’s really just a ‘watch and wait’ to see which way mother nature is going,” Mayor Tate said.

“But this way – we’ve started it a bit earlier, and if we run out of funds towards the end, we’ll reprovision some more.”

For more information about Council’s spraying plan or to report a mozzie problem, click here.