The City of Busselton is currently developing a mosquito control strategy that will incorporate both larval and adult control measures in an effort to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors to the area. Residents can assist mosquito control by checking and eliminating potential backyard breeding sites. Breeding sites can be formed where water is allowed to lay or be stored, in fishponds, buckets, pet bowls and plant trays. Mosquito proof cowls should be fitted to sewer vent pipes to prevent breeding in septic tanks. Residents and visitors to the area should take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Mosquitoes are most active at sunrise and sunset and it is recommended that you avoid contact with mosquitoes at these times by going indoors, covering up with loose clothing or by using a mosquito repellent (containing 5% to 20% diethyl toluamide [DEET]) to reduce the risk of mosquito bites.