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Mosquito Larviciding by Truck for Parts of Dania Beach and Hollywood
- Spraying to be done by truck on April 29 -

BROWARD COUNTY, FL - The Mosquito Control Section will continue with mosquito abatement efforts by spraying larvicide in areas of Dania Beach and Hollywood on Saturday, April 29 (see attached map). Truck-mounted sprayers will apply larvicide, weather permitting, between 11PM and 6AM to reduce the mosquito larvae population such as that of Aedes aegypti, a known disease-carrying mosquito and aggressive biter. 

The larvicide being used is VectoBac WDG. This product is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. The 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 (OMRI) 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 such as that 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. 

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
The 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.


April 28, 2023

MEDIA CONTACT: Anh Ton, P.E., Director

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division