Townsville City Council will be undertaking a Systematic Inspections Program of properties located in selected suburbs from early October 2012 until 21 December 2012. Council and Public Health Officers will require access to residential and commercial properties to inspect existing potential dengue mosquito breeding sites and are authorised to enter under Section 389 ofthe Public Health Act 2005.
The program is in response to the risk of dengue disease outbreaks occurring in Townsville and is aimed at reducing dengue outbreaks through the removal of dengue breeding sites. Residents are requested to clean up their property and remove any water holding items prior to these inspections. This program is vital in protecting the community during the upcoming dengue transmission season. Council thanks residents for their cooperation while we undertake this important work.
The best way to avoid dengue fever affecting your family and neighbours is to rid your yard of any items that can harbour breeding sites. Download the yard cleaning poster that shows where dengue mosquitoes like to breed around your home.
Don't be complacent - stop the breeding and stop the disease.