June 13, 2017
Broward County Mosquito Control will be conducting spraying by truck to combat the adult mosquito population, following the rain events of last week which produced flood conditions and standing water. The sprayings will be conducted between midnight and 6 a.m., starting tonight and will continue throughout the week.
Broward County will be utilizing a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide which is not harmful to humans, pets, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. As a precautionary measure, residents with breathing difficulties should remain indoors.
Residents are encouraged to protect themselves by wearing long sleeves or mosquito repellent and eliminate standing water around their homes. Keep in mind that the type of mosquito that carry viruses are “urban” mosquitoes that breed near your homes and they bite all day long.
Broward County Mosquito Control Section also treats areas of the County based on requests received from residents. To request service online, complete the Mosquito Spray Request Form. Requests can also be made by calling 954-765-4062.
Residents are the first line of defense when it comes to combatting any mosquito. Broward County Mosquito Control encourages all residents and business owners to survey their property and remove any standing water, and any vessels that can hold standing water, such as flower pots, pet bowls, children’s toys, bottle caps, etc. For more information on what you can do to protect your property and yourselves, visit this website.
Should you have any questions or concern please do not hesitate to contact Broward County Mosquito Control at 954-765-4062 or visit http://www.broward.org/zapzika/Pages/default.aspx.