Spring and summer brings frequent, heavy rain to Broward County, and that brings mosquitos. Spraying for mosquitos begins in June. Broward County Mosquito Control conducts aerial and ground spraying that targets neighborhoods where high populations of the insects have been trapped.
Mosquitoes are not only annoying, but they can be a public health issue. The county staff biologist regularly traps mosquitoes, separates them by species and detects any potential viruses. Findings will determine the chemical application to be used and the type of spraying required.
Requests will be forwarded to an inspector who will spray the area.
The best protection from mosquito-transmitted diseases is to avoid exposure to mosquito bites. During mosquito season, keep doors and windows closed, stay indoors at dusk and dawn, and dress in long-sleeved and light color clothing in a known mosquito infested area. Apply insect repellent containing DEET sparingly to clothing and skin.
Inspect your yards and drains. Destroy or dispose of cans, old tires, buckets, unused plastic swimming pools or other debris that can collect and hold standing water, which promotes breeding. You should also flush plants weekly, repair leaky pipes, and maintain and clean roof gutters.
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If you require mosquito spraying, call 954-765-4062 or make an online request. We are located at 1201 W. Airport Road, Pembroke Pines, FL 33023.