Miami-Dade County to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes

The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department (PWWM) will utilize the services of a contractor to conduct mosquito control aerial spraying operations this evening and tomorrow (if needed). aerial-mosquito-spray-august-13-2015-page-001

Miami-Dade County will provide the pesticide, Dibrom (also known as Naled), which is certified for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. The aerial mosquito control flight will take place over areas East of US1, Homestead, Florida City, The Redlands, Cutler Bay and West Kendall (see attached PDF map).

The purpose of this aerial spraying activity is to reduce the infestation of mosquitoes within populated areas of Miami-Dade County where mosquito counts have exceeded existing standards and the number of complaints has increased.  Beekeepers are asked to keep their bees covered during the spraying operations in their particular area.  Individuals with known allergic reactions should remain indoors.

Residents who have questions about the aerial spraying, or complaints about mosquitoes, can call the County’s Answer Center at 3-1-1.

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