Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez statement on aerial spraying, schedule and prevention

Since August 7, in deliberation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Florida Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture, Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control group has managed seven air sprayings utilizing EPA-authorized adulticide and larvicide in the affected 10- and 2-square-mile zones north of downtown Miami.The last aerial spraying occurred on August 18, and one more larvicide splashing is likely booked for Saturday, August 27.

They have balanced the spraying calendar to maintain a strategic distance from any discomfort to the nearby educational system, children, families and educators in the community. As of this time, no extra adulticide aerial sprayings utilizing naled are arranged. Also they will keep monitoring the mosquito-control observation information and will plan extra sprayings as justified on weekends.

Counteractive action is basic to protect everyone who lives and visits Miami-Dade County, so they keep on asking all locals and guests to do their part. This implies draining standing water spots, utilizing mosquito repellant while going outside, particularly during early morning and night hours.