Updated — Monday, July 10, 2017 —
Miami Dade County initiated bi-weekly Mosquito Control measures in Sunny Isles Beach and throughout Miami Dade County at the beginning of May 2017.
The next scheduled treatment will begin on Wednesday, July 12 at 11:00 p.m. and conclude early Thursday morning, July 13 around 4:00 a.m. Treatments will continue bi-weekly at the same time.
Residents may hear a loud humming noise as the blower passes by. They should remain indoors until the fog settles. Just as last year, Miami Dade County will deploy two state-of-the-art trucks which provide greater uniformed ground coverage to effectively target breeding areas and reduce the mosquito population. They will be applying VectoBac WG, a safe, organic material, and one of the first bacterial larvicides to complete the World Health Organization Pesticide Evaluation Scheme. The EPA has determined VectoBac has no toxicity to people so it can be applied safely to mosquito habitat without a detrimental impact on food crops or water supplies. While this treatment is safe for all pets and humans it may still be suggested to stay indoors if you hear the trucks in your area, as they will quickly pass and the treatment will settle. As a reminder, if you find residue on your cars, it comes off with soap and water, or a regular car wash.
While the trucks are a great tool in mosquito mitigation efforts, they do mimic the sound of a lawn mower. Please do not be alarmed if you hear them.
*Please note that these mosquito treatments are proactive measures as we enter mosquito season, and NOT the result of any findings of Zika or any other mosquito borne illness.
More information on VectoBac WG. (Please note this product will only be applied at ground level).