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Miami-Dade County cancels aerial spraying due to unfavorable weather conditions

Mosquito Control will reschedule for Tuesday, July 4 (weather permitting)

MIAMI (July 03, 2017)

The aerial spraying activity for mosquitoes scheduled for this morning has been cancelled as a result of poor weather conditions in the treatment area. The Department of Solid Waste Management’s (DSWM) Mosquito Control and Habitat Management Division will continue to monitor the weather and will reschedule the aerial spray activity for Tuesday, July 4, 2017, during the pre-dawn hours (12:01 a.m. until 5:30 a.m.). The new flight is also subject to cancellation based on weather conditions.

“Spraying under high wind and/or rainy conditions kills very few mosquitoes and will cause the insecticide to drift from the targeted areas,” stated DSWM’s Mosquito Control Surveillance Manager Chalmers Vasquez. “We want to ensure that the aerial treatment is a success and having the right weather conditions is necessary.”

To help keep mosquitoes at bay, residents throughout the county are encouraged to “Fight the Bite” by continuing to drain any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding, and covering up by applying mosquito repellent when outdoors and wearing clothing that covers the skin to avoid mosquito bites.

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.