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For Immediate Release:
June 05, 2014
Media Contact:
Gayle Love
loveg@miamidade.gov
305-514-6607

Frank Calderon
fcald@miamidade.gov
305-514-6751




Mosquito Season is here in Miami-Dade County


(MIAMI-DADE, FL) – The start of the summer rainy season in Miami-Dade County brings with it an unwanted problem: mosquitoes.  The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department’s (PWWM) Mosquito Control Unit reminds you that mosquitoes carry a number of potentially serious diseases, including dengue, West Nile virus and, of recent concern in the Caribbean area, chikungunya. 

Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control Unit conducts numerous mosquito inspections and spraying operations throughout the County to help keep down the volume of mosquitoes. 

While Miami-Dade’s Mosquito Control works hard to keep the County’s mosquito population in check, the first line of defense is you.  Since its creation in 1935, the goal of Miami-Dade County's Mosquito Control Unit 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. 

You can help reduce mosquitoes’ numbers by remembering to drain and cover.

Drain

Cover

To summarize in a simple fashion, remember the five “Ds:”

5 D’s

To request a mosquito inspection or to report a mosquito nuisance, please call 3-1-1.  For more information on mosquito control in Miami-Dade County, visit www.miamidade.gov/publicworks.

For more information regarding the mosquito-borne diseases mentioned above you may visit the Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County website at www.dadehealth.org or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at www.cdc.gov/travel.