Mosquitoes Carry Serious Diseases
Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever, West Nile Virus, Zika Virus - these are just a few.
You Can Help Prevent Diseases from Spreading!
Help reduced mosquito breeding habitats by eliminating standing water in and around your property. The life cycle of a mosquito is approximately seven days. They 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. Regularly dump anything that holds water. If it's too large to be dumped, apply larvicide to keep the mosquito larvae from developing. Some mosquitoes, such as the variety that carries the Zika Virus and Yellow Fever, breed indoors and outdoors and bite anytime of the day or night.
Larvicide products last between seven and 60 days, depending upon the product type. They're 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 help identifying breeding habitats around your property, please contact the Broward County Mosquito Control Division at 954-765-4062.
Specific information on the Zika Virus can be found at Broward.org/ZapZika.
Broward Takes the “Bite” Out of Mosquito Season
Spring and summer brings frequent, heavy rain to Broward County and rain brings mosquitoes. Intense spraying for mosquitoes normally begins in June. Broward County Mosquito Control conducts aerial and ground spraying that target neighborhoods where high populations of the insects have been trapped.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying, they can be a public health issue. The County Biologist regularly traps mosquitos, separates them by species and detects any potential viruses. Findings will determine the chemical application to be used and the type of spraying required.
Three Ways to Request Service: