Courtesy of Broward County:
Areas of Davie to be Sprayed to Reduce Mosquito Larvae
- Spraying starts Thursday, August 4 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. -
BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Mosquito Control Section will be spraying larvicide to kill the larvae of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, known to potentially spread dengue fever disease. Broward County does not have any locally transmitted cases of the disease. Larvicide is being applied as a preventive measure in areas where surveillance traps have identified increased numbers of those types of mosquitoes. Larvicide kills mosquitoes' larvae before they can become flying, biting adults.
Beginning Thursday, August 4, truck-mounted sprayers will apply larvicide between 10PM and 6AM, weather permitting, in areas of Davie (refer to map).
The larvicide being used is VectoBac WDG. The product is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide. It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute and is registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, VectoBac WDG has been reviewed by the World Health Organization and is listed as a recommended formulation for the control of mosquito larvae.
Broward County Mosquito Control Section continues to work closely with the Florida Department of Health and Code Enforcement partners in Broward's 31 municipalities to reduce the population of mosquitoes and their habitats.
Residents and business owners are encouraged to reduce potential mosquito breeding habitats by regularly removing any standing water found in buckets, tires, planters, birdbaths and fountains. By reducing the number of mosquito breeding habitats, residents will reduce the number of adult mosquitoes that could transmit diseases.
Residents experiencing mosquito problems can request service by calling 311 or completing the online Mosquito Service Request Form.
About Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division
Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and construction of County road and highway projects, curbs and gutters, guardrails, rights-of-ways, sidewalks, storm water systems, streets, swales and trees and mosquito control. Staff resources are available for 24-hour emergency services. Call 954-357-6040 for more information.
August 2, 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Anh Ton, P.E., Deputy Director
Public Works Department