Mosquito Spraying by Truck August 10th

Bridget Morin
Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management, Mosquito Control Division
August 9, 2018

Due to high trap counts of Aedes aegypti, a known disease-carrying mosquito, in Bay Harbor Islands, a spraying of pesticide by truck has been ordered by Miami-Dade County's Mosquito Control Division.


The truck spraying will take place on Friday, August 10th, between 3:00 - 5:00 AM. This adulticiding mission will employ the pesticide called Biomist 30-30, a contact spray that is virtually odorless. As the name implies, the insecticide must come in contact with the mosquito in order to eliminate it.


This particular type of insecticide does not keep mosquitoes away nor will it repel them from an area. Adult mosquitoes that migrate into an area after spraying are not eliminated, which may make it appear that the spraying was ineffective. This is not the case. It is because the pesticide is designed to quickly biodegrade into harmless by-products, leaving no residual effect.  Used together with regular larvicide treatments, Biomist 30-30 is known to be effective in controlling the adult mosquito population.

We ask that you remain indoors during the spraying and bring your pets indoors as well.  Once the spraying is completed you may continue with your normal activities.  Please remember to police your own property for areas where mosquitoes may breed and wear mosquito repellant when out of doors and mosquitoes are biting.


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