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How to Prevent Mosquitoes from Breeding in Your Rainwater Tank

Thirty percent of homes in Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney have a rainwater tank installed due to severe droughts in the areas. The news, according to Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), added that these households face problems of controlling or preventing mosquito breeding.

Preferred Approach to Mosquito Prevention

The Department of Health has a set of recommendations for preventing the development and breeding of mosquitoes in residential rainwater tanks.

The institution suggests a regular inspection of possible gaps in the crucial points of the rainwater tank, such as access points, the roof and the main body, and the tank itself for corrosion or other physical damage.

When it comes to treating mosquito larvae, the Department of Health disapproves the use of kerosene and paraffin as they can potentially contaminate rainwater and make it unsuitable for drinking and other domestic purposes. Only s-methoprene is the larvacide recommended by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority for rainwater tank use.

Mosquito-Proof Rainwater Tanks

One of the best ways you can prevent mosquitoes from breeding in your tanks is to choose a high-quality poly water tank. RapidPlas offers slimline and small rainwater tanks equipped with a mosquito-proof inlet strainer. This feature lessens the risk of mosquito breeding in your home’s rainwater tanks, allowing for a safe and cost-efficient water collecting method.

Our small tanks have a capacity of 500 to 5000 litres and include an overflow kit, connection fittings and a dust cover. The additional parts come in separately but can be purchased as a package to help you cut costs.

All of our poly water tanks are made locally, in line with our company policy to support local businesses for the local community. Our rainwater tanks also adhere to Australia and New Zealand safety standards, so you are assured of our products’ durability.

Feel free to contact us today, and we will welcome all of your enquiries.