Broward to be sprayed for Zika bearing mosquitoes

Worker spraying mosquito control - Caribbean National Weekly News
Worker fogging residential area with insecticides to kill aedes mosquito breeding ground carrier of dengue virus

A portion of Broward County will be sprayed for mosquito larvae later next week following the impact of Hurricane Irma, county officials have announced.

Recent heavy rains associated with the hurricane prompted the need to spray some areas of the county to reduce the mosquito larvae population.


Zika carry mosquito being targeted

The mosquito being targeted is the Aedes Aegypti, the mosquito known to carry and transmit the Zika virus.

The Mosquito Control Section will spray by ground between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. between September 20 and September 29, weather permitting.

Sections of Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Tamarac and Wilton Manors will be targeted.


No active Zika transmissions detected

Officials said there are no active transmissions of the Zika virus at this time in Broward County.

The areas chosen for the spraying were based on requests from the Florida Department of Health, population density and the number of women of childbearing age in the community.

The county also treats areas based on requests from residents.

Requests to spray for mosquito larvae can also be made by calling 954-765-4062.


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