Mosquitoes around the Georges River

Fact Sheet

Mosquitoes can form large swarms at certain times of the year in the suburbs around the Georges River. They are as much a component of natural ecosystems as any other native wildlife, but when there are lots of them they are a nuisance for people. Itchy bites are annoying, but worse still some mosquitoes carry disease-causing pathogens. This factsheet discusses the mosquitoes' lifecycle, what attracts mosquitoes, Ross River virus, how to avoid mosquitoes and should they be eradicated.