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Mosquito Surveillance

Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control is using a variety of mosquito traps to conduct mosquito surveillance in communities throughout the County. Mosquito Control experts need to understand the types and numbers of mosquitoes in an area. In order to find out this information, a variety of surveillance activities are being conducted: 

  • Finding and monitoring places where adult mosquitoes lay eggs. The larvae that hatch from eggs are found in these same places
  • Tracking mosquito populations and the viruses they may be carrying
  • Determining if EPA-registered insecticides will be effective

If mosquito counts recorded at a trap in the array exceeds a certain threshold, Mosquito Control inspectors are dispatched to the area in question to perform inspections and mosquito abatement activities if warranted.

The surveillance array is another tool being utilized by Miami-Dade County as part of a comprehensive and integrated mosquito control program that aims to reduce the mosquito population and protect residents and visitors from mosquito-borne illnesses.

Traps located at the locations illustrated in the map below are monitored on a weekly basis to assess mosquito counts.

surveillance map

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