Important Global Message
The Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center has been activated and is closely monitoring Erika. For any updates about County facilities and services, please visit: http://www.miamidade.gov/emergency
Miami-Dade County has a sub-tropical environment and is home to approximately 45 species of mosquitoes. However, a few create sufficient annoyance that require control measures. In addition to their annoyance, mosquitoes can also transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Encephalitis, Malaria and dog heartworm.
County residents experiencing a mosquito nuisance are encouraged to:
- Call 3-1-1
- Report the problem online, and select "Report mosquitoes causing a biting nuisance" from the drop-down menu.
Resident complaints are serviced either by truck spraying, aerial spraying or by site inspections, depending upon the location and the season of the year.
Drain and Cover
Prevent the sting and spread of mosquitoes — Drain and Cover
Drain any standing sprinkler or rain water from outside the house, and learn other ways to keep water clean to avoid mosquitoes.
Cover your skin with socks, shoes, long pants and long sleeves when mosquitoes are active. Cover doors and windows with screens, and use repellent on bare skin.
Controlling Mosquitoes at Home
Learn how you can Fight the Bite!
Find tips on the safest types of mosquito repellents and how to prevent mosquitoes around the home.
Find out how site inspections can help you deal with your mosquito problem.
About the Mosquito Control Division
Since its creation in 1935, the goal of Miami-Dade County's Mosquito Control Division is to control the mosquito population using the most effective methods, techniques, equipment and insecticides, thus enhancing the quality of life for all residents and reducing the possibility of mosquito-transmitted disease.
Surveillance & Monitoring
Learn how Miami-Dade County stays on top of mosquito infestations through proactive monitoring.
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