Mosquito Control

Mosquito Fogging in the Williams Townsite 

During the warmer months of the year the Shire undertakes a control program for mosquitos. 

The river and creeks that pass through the town provide plentiful breeding locations. 

To manage mosquito numbers the Shire uses a fogging machine, which can be active up to three days per week.  The fogging generally happens at dusk, but is subject to the prevailing weather conditions. 

The insecticide product used by the Shire is David Grays Thermal Fogging & ULV Insecticide Concentrate.  It is mixed with diesel and Barmac Carmel Carrier, which is a carrier and anti-evaporant with no hazardous ingredients.  

The insecticide is a common mosquito fogging product and has been approved for this purpose by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority.

If you would like more information about this product, a Material Safety Data Sheet is available. 

The Shire also provides an SMS alert message when fogging is planned.  If you would like to receive this text message please contact the Shire Office.

To assist in controlling mosquitos, the following preventative measures should be taken:

  • Ensure that all vents to plumbing installations are fitted with a mosquito proof cowl.
  • Remove all rubbish which may hold water from around the yard, e.g. old drums, tyres and disused containers.
  • Ensure that all water tanks have properly fitted lids and treat water with paraffin oil or kerosene in sufficient quantity to provide a film of oil across the surface.