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Mosquito Larvicide Spraying Expanded in Broward

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Mosquito Control Section is extending the areas that will be sprayed with larvicide to help prevent the hatching of mosquitoes. Larvicide kills mosquito larvae before they can become flying, biting adults.

Truck-mounted larvicide spraying has been ongoing every night since June 8 in Hollywood, Dania Beach, and the Municipal Services District (see previous news release). New areas targeted include areas of Cooper City, Fort Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Sea Ranch Lakes, and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea (refer to attached maps). The spraying will take place between the hours of 10PM and 6AM, nightly. We anticipate the completion of these additional areas before the end of next week, weather permitting.  

The larvicide being used is VectoBac WDG. This product targets mosquito larvae, such as that of the Aedes aegypti, a known disease-transmitting mosquito and aggressive biter. VectoBac WDG is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areasThe active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide. It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute and is registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, VectoBac WDG has been reviewed by the World Health Organization and is listed as a recommended formulation for control of mosquito larvae. 

Residents and business owners are encouraged to reduce potential mosquito breeding habitats by regularly surveying their property to remove any standing water found in buckets, tires, planters, birdbaths and fountains. By reducing the number of mosquito breeding habitats, residents will reduce the number of adult mosquitoes that could transmit diseases.

Broward County Mosquito Control Section continues to work closely with the Florida Department of Health and Code Enforcement partners in Broward's 31 municipalities to reduce the population of mosquitoes and their habitats. Residents experiencing mosquito problems can request service by calling 311 or by completing the online Mosquito Service Request Form.

About Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division
Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division is responsible for the maintenance and construction of County road and highway projects, curbs and gutters, guardrails, rights-of-ways, sidewalks, storm water systems, streets, swales and trees and mosquito control. Staff resources are available for 24-hour emergency services. Call 954-357-6040 for more information.

June 15, 2022

MEDIA CONTACT: Adriana Toro, Acting Director
Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division

Cooper City Map.pdf    
Oakland Park Map.pdf