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Miami-Dade County plans to conduct aerial spraying for mosquitoes Monday, July 3rd

MIAMI (June 29, 2017)

A contractor for the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division will perform aerial spraying on Monday, July 3rd between 12:01 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. This aerial spray mission is in response to high mosquito trap counts, and a high call volume reporting mosquitoes as a nuisance. The mission aims to reduce the number of mosquitoes within populated areas of Miami-Dade County. Spraying will address the black salt marsh mosquito (Aedes taeniorhynchus), a nuisance mosquito known as an aggressive biter, but not considered a disease-carrier of major concern. 

Miami-Dade County will provide the pesticide Dibrom (also known as naled), which is registered for use by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida. Weather permitting, the mosquito control flight will provide treatment for the following areas: Homestead, Florida City, the Redlands, West Kendall, and areas east of U.S. 1 from S.W. 248th Street to the Rickenbacker Causeway (see attached map), covering parts of Cutler Bay, Palmetto Bay, Pinecrest, South Miami, Coral Gables, and Miami.

If the spraying cannot be performed in the predawn hours on Monday, the department will conduct the operation on Tuesday, July 4 from 12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m., weather permitting.

Individuals with known allergic reactions should remain indoors as a precaution. Beekeepers are asked to keep their bees covered during spraying operations in their particular area. 

Residents with questions about the aerial spraying, or complaints about mosquitoes, can visit www.miamidade.gov/mosquito, call the County’s Contact Center at 311 or contact the County through the 311 Direct mobile app.