For Immediate Release
June 23, 2016
Contact: Carmen Stewart
MIAMI LAKES, Florida, June 23, 2016 – Miami-Dade County has a sub-tropical environment and is home to approximately 45 species of mosquitoes. However, a few create sufficient annoyance that require control measures. In addition to their annoyance, mosquitoes can also transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever, Encephalitis, Malaria and dog heartworm.
County residents experiencing a mosquito nuisance are encouraged to:
Report the problem online, select Property and choose Mosquitoes from the drop-down menu.
Resident complaints are serviced either by truck spraying, aerial spraying or by site inspections, depending upon the location and the season of the year.
Drain and Cover
Prevent the sting and spread of mosquitoes — Drain and Cover
Drain any standing sprinkler or rain water from outside the house, and learn other ways to keep water clean to avoid mosquitoes.
Cover your skin with socks, shoes, long pants and long sleeves when mosquitoes are active. Cover doors and windows with screens, and use repellent on bare skin.