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Site Inspections

Site inspections on residential properties are often made to find the source of mosquito annoyance.

Some mosquito species deposit their eggs into water holding containers found around the home, and the resulting adult mosquitoes create a biting nuisance. This is particularly true of annoyance complaints received during the winter months. The inspector inspects the yard of the individual complaining, as well as two to three adjacent properties, looking for any type of container that is holding water and breeding mosquitoes.

Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control inspectors and contractors can be identified by the following:

  • Miami-Dade County and contractor co-branded vehicles
  • Miami-Dade County and contractor co-branded identification cards
  • Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control shirts or neon vests with "Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Contractor" written on the back

When mosquito breeding is found, the containers are emptied, eliminating the source of the nuisance. Insecticide may be used to treat large containers, such as swimming pools that are found breeding mosquitoes. Yards are sprayed using portable spray equipment to kill adult mosquitoes.

The often-requested spray truck does little to control domestic mosquitoes and is not used unless migration of adult mosquitoes from the Everglades National Park or Biscayne National Park cause excessive numbers of mosquitoes in the populated areas.

Learn about County larval and mosquito control

Mosquito-related resources

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