Mosquito management courses

BG mosquito trap demonstration
Mosquito management equipment demonstration

The WA Department of Health runs a series of mosquito management and identification courses on a regular basis. Training is presented by Medical Entomology experts from both WA and around the country. 

Biennial 5-day Mosquito Management course

The highly regarded, full 5-day course is the only mosquito management training available in WA/NT and is recommended for people working in:  

  • environmental and public health 
  • environmental, water and wastewater management 
  • environmental consulting
  • environmental engineering and pest control

The course includes lectures, practical mosquito identification sessions, field work and equipment demonstrations and is offered every 2 years.

The topics covered in this course include:

  • mosquito biology and ecology
  • diseases transmitted by mosquitoes
  • collection techniques (both for larval and adult mosquitoes)
  • mosquito identification
  • development of management plans
  • management/control approaches, chemicals and equipment including displays and demonstrations

The next full mosquito management course is scheduled to be held in Mandurah during September 2022. Dates are to be confirmed but if you are interested please contact Medical Entomology.

Short 3-day Mosquito Management course

The 3-day mosquito management short course is a condensed version of the full, 5-day course offered by the Department of Health. It is held every alternate year in a regional location to make training more accessible to those living outside of the Perth metropolitan and South West regions. 

The last 3-day course was held in Broome during March 2021. The next course is to be confirmed.

 

Last reviewed: 06-09-2021