Residents in areas affected by floods have been warned by authorities to act to prevent mosquito breeding.
Conditions are ideal for mosquitoes to breed following flooding in areas including Tweed Valley.
People should take the necessary precautions around the home like emptying standing containers of water, filling fresh water in pet bowls, keeping gutters clean and keeping gardens and yards well maintained. Remember any standing water presents the perfect condition for mosquitoes to breed.
Although we can do our bit to keep mosquitoes at bay, you can never be 100 per cent sure that they wont swarm your home. Make sure your windows and doors are covered with Freedom Screens to keep your family safe.