The City of Kalamunda are encouraging residents and schools to participate. They will collect data on current mosquito populations and trouble spots while partnering with the Foothill’s Men’s Shed to build the boxes. City staff will then install
the boxes in priority locations while working with schools and the community to deliver education programs
The Environmental Health team are also doing from 1-hour workshops for Community Groups and Schools who are interested in the project and/or learning about native microbats and mosquitos.
Get Involved | Register my Microbox
Do you want your own microbat box for your yard? Currently the Foothills Men’s Shed is making boxes upon requests from residents.
By installing your own microbat box near your home, you aid in providing roosting spots for Microbats to live, due to urbanisation and deforestation their homes are getting removed at a rapid pace which is why many of the species or endangered. they can
take up 18 months to find the home, however. You may also find the mosquito population levels decrease around your home due to microbat’s diets consisting primarily of mosquitoes and other insects. An additional positive by minimising mosquito
populations is reducing the likelihood of residents catching blood borne diseases that mosquitos may carry depending on the resident species.
The current cost is $45.00 per box.
The schools that were involved in the painting of the boxes in 2021.
The City of Kalamunda would also like to thank the Foothills Men’s Shed for making the boxes.