BROWARD COUNTY, FL – Recent rains have prompted the need for the Mosquito Control Section to spray the city to reduce the mosquito larvae population. The mosquito being targeted is the Aedes aegypti, a known disease-carrying mosquito.Preventive truck larviciding will be performed between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM, weather permitting, June 25-29, 2018 in some areas of Dania Beach. * Map attached.
* Larviciding is a preventative measure that targets the potential disease-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquito by killing the larvae before it can develop into a flying mosquito. The order of how areas for larviciding are chosen is based on a number of factors, including requests from the Florida Department of Health, population density, and the presence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which is the type of mosquito that typically carries diseases. Although truck larviciding is very effective, it’s not the only method used to control the mosquito population. As part of our regular operations this year, Broward County Mosquito Control Section has addressed and provided several mosquito-abatement services in the city of Dania Beach.
The following services have been provided throughout the City as well as the area east of US1:
The Mosquito Control Section will perform preventive truck larviciding with VectoBac WDG
* VectoBac WDG mosquito larvicide is an organic product not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic areas, or environmentally sensitive areas. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM65-52), a naturally occurring, biodegradable biological, certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) 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 recommendation formulation for control of mosquito larvae.
Reduce the spread mosquito-borne diseases by eliminating mosquito breeding habitats, and by dumping standing water around your property. In areas where water cannot be dumped, apply larvicide to keep the mosquito larvae from developing into flying mosquitoes that can bite. Some mosquitoes breed indoors and outdoors and bite anytime of the day or night.
Mosquitoes can breed in small amounts of water that collect in containers like bottles, cans, cups, buckets, hoses, planters, drains and in plants such as bromeliads. The life cycle of mosquitoes is approximately seven days, so you should implement a regular routine to inspect your property for breeding habitats, dump standing water, and cover any areas that could collect standing water, especially after it rains. Place larvicide into bromeliads and any containers that cannot be dumped every two to three days.
Larvicide products last between seven and 60 days, depending upon the product type. These products are available online, at local home improvement and hardware stores, and wherever pest control products are sold. Check the product labels for specifics regarding the type of habitat for which they are most suitable, and the duration of effectiveness. Products are in the form of either briquettes, tablets or granules that contain either Spinosad or Bti, natural larvicides that are safe for pets, birds, beneficial insects and the ecosystem. Some brand names of Spinosad or Bti larvicides are Natular G, DT and XRT, MosquitoDunks®, Mosquito Bits® and Bonide Mosquito Beater®.
If you need assistance identifying breeding habitats around your property, please contact the Broward County Mosquito Control Division at 954-765-4062