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Mosquito Control in Sunny Isles Beach

The City of Sunny Isles Beach aims to keep residents, visitors and businesses informed on mosquito-related mitigation efforts within the City. Below you will find useful information and links.

Sunny Isles Beach Mitigation Efforts

The summer months are peak mosquito season. During this time, the City of Sunny Isles Beach implements a number of preventative measures to mitigate the mosquito population in our area.

The City of Sunny Isles Beach schedules mosquito treatments within city limits.

Our Building and Code Compliance departments routinely inspect properties for standing water throughout the City to ensure they are compliant with our code. Any findings of non-compliance are addressed to the full extent of our authority. In cases where a remedy is not immediately available, that area is treated to mitigate the breeding of mosquitoes.

In addition to the above, the City takes extra measures by treating both our stormwater retention areas and our drainage catch basins throughout the City to prohibit mosquitoes from breeding. We also spray our parks and beaches during mosquito season. We contract with a licensed and environmentally-friendly mosquito control company that services the City.

Treatment Schedule

City Streets

The City of Sunny Isles Beach schedules bi-weekly mosquito control treatments on Tuesdays beginning at 8:30 AM. The spraying is expected to take 5-6 hours to complete. The vehicle moves at 5 mph from north to south across all public roads.

Treatments are scheduled bi-weekly for these dates:

Friday, July 21, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Next Scheduled Treatment

Products Being Used

Merus Adulticide

Merus is a mosquito control solution that lets you use one product for all your wide-area ULV treatments. Merus is Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Listed and meets the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP) standards for adult mosquito control in and around organic gardens, farms and over crops. When combined with the power of Clarke’s OMRI Listed Natular® larvicides, communities have a holistic solution for mosquito control that is fully compatible with organic farming.

Formulated with a low-odor solvent system that improves affordability and optimizes the potential of natural pyrethrins, Merus is a highly-effective mosquito control product that makes managing the complex interface between conventional farming, organic agriculture and urban or residential settings seamless.

Learn More about Merus

City Parks

The city has scheduled mosquito control treatments to take place at all city parks on the following dates:

Friday, August 18, 2023
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Next Scheduled Treatment

Products Being Used

Talak 7.9%

Talak™ 7.9% F provides lasting protection from damaging insects found in landscapes, ornamentals, commercial and residential turf, recreational areas and more. This long-lasting formula is water-based and doesn’t contain odors or any plant-damaging solvents.

Learn More about Talak 7.9%

What You Can Do To Help

In addition to all that we are doing, we are asking our residents to be proactive as well. Follow the recommendations from the Florida Department of Health “Drain and Cover” Program.  Also, help us identify any areas of concern.

Standing Water

If you see standing water that has not been removed within 24 hours, please report it to our Code Compliance Department. If you have any technical questions regarding the removal of standing water, call the Building Department at 305.792.1735.

Protect Yourself

We will continue to work towards minimizing mosquito breeding in Sunny Isles Beach. You can take these proactive measures yourself:

  • Drain standing water wherever it collects
  • Cover bare skin with clothing and repellent
  • Cover doors and windows with screens

Have Questions about Mosquito-Borne Illness?

Learn more about mosquito-borne illnesses from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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