Zika Virus Mosquito Control Information
Attached below in pdf form is information on the Zika Virus that has been provided to us by Miami-Dade County and the Health Department. The best way for us to help combat the spread of Zika at this point is to do our part for mosquito control.
Pregnant women may contact the Miami-Dade County Health Department at 305.324.2400 for Zika risk assessment, and samples will be collected for testing. The State of FL Zika Hotline is 1.855.622.6735.
All residents are reminded to use mosquito repellant, drain any standing sprinkler or rain water from outside of your homes and businesses, screen doors and windows and empty any containers in their yards with standing water. And don't forget to check your ornamental plantings that trap water, like bromeliads. MOSQUITOS LOVE BROMELIADS! These include:
• Garbage cans
• Pool covers
• Flower pots or other containers where water has collected
• Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans or other items that aren’t being used from landscaped areas
• Empty and clean birdbaths and pet’s water bowls at least once or twice a week
• Maintain your pool chemistry
While the traditional mosquito season occurs during the period from May to October, Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control program takes place year-round and is designed to be proactive in terms of surveillance and monitoring activities. If you have a mosquito problem in your area that you can’t mitigate you can report it to 3-1-1 or on line http://www.miamidade.gov/311direct/#/map/c08/PW6102