Mosquito Control in Bay Harbor Islands

Bridget Morin
Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management, Mosquito Control Division
June 26, 2018

Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Division will restart bi-weekly larvicide treatments throughout Bay Harbor Islands to reduce the mosquito larvae population beginning on Thursday, July 12, 2018, between the hours of 2:00 a.m and 5:00 a.m., weather permitting.  The mosquito being targeted is the Aedes Aegypti, a known disease-carrying mosquito. 

Mosquito Control will perform the truck larviciding as a purely proactive measure. 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. 

The spraying of larvicide alone will not serve to eliminate mosquitoes.  Residents and business owners are urged to survey their own properties to remove any standing water to prevent mosquito breeding. Remember - Drain & Cover!


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