The recent heavy rains in Broward are prompting the need for the Mosquito Control Section to spray some areas of the County to reduce the mosquito larvae population. Residents and business owners are being urged to survey their property to remove any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding, bites and diseases. The Mosquito Control Section will perform preventive truck larviciding between the hours of 10 PM and 6 AM, weather permitting, on Tuesday, June 11th and again on Wednesday, June 12th. Portions of Hollywood will be included in the spray schedule, download the map to see where.
The mosquito larvicide to be used is VectoBac WDG. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide which is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. 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.
People living in the area who have registered with the State to be alerted prior to spraying will be notified.
In addition to this truck larvicide spraying, the 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 eliminate mosquitoes and their habitats.
Broward County Mosquito Control Section also treats areas of the County based on requests received from residents. To request service online, complete the Mosquito Spray Request Form. Requests can also be made by calling 311 or 954-765-4062 directly.