If you are experiencing problems with control of pests such as cockroaches, ants, wasps, bees, flies, midges and rodents, please do not hesitate to contact the Shire of Murray’s Environmental Health Services team for advice.
It is the responsibility of the property owner to control and treat for pests in residential properties. If you have concerns regarding pests from a neighboring property please contact Environmental Health Services on (08) 9531 7777.
In relation to midges, these are small, gnat-like insects that often breed in the sediment of lakes, with higher numbers occurring during hot weather. Non-biting midges don’t carry disease, but can cause a nuisance in residential areas, due to their attraction to lights. Midges can swarm in large numbers, however, these mating swarms are usually short-lived and tend to disperse within a few days.
As midges are not disease carriers, the Shire of Murray does not treat for them.
The Department of Agriculture may also be able to assist with identification of pest species. For information about specific pests, please refer to the links below: