July's record rainfall means a rise in mosquito activity in South Florida.
Broward County is fighting off the pesky bloodsuckers by spraying pesticide over Southwest Ranches and a portion of Davie.
"It doesn't matter what you do, you still get a bite," asid Emmy Pena, who was already bitten by mosquitoes. "For the last two day, wherever I go I've been getting bites."
Pena said bug repellent doesn't work on her.
Meanwhile, an airplane spraying insecticide flew over the areas early Wednesday morning, covering Griffing Road to the north, Sheridan street to the south, Southwest 130th Avenue to the east and U.S. 27 to the west.
Those with breathing difficulties should remain indoors during the morning hours.
To avoid mosquitoes, follow these guidelines:
- Wear long-sleeved clothing.
- Avoid grassy areas.
- Avoid going out at sunrise and sunset.
- Leave car windows closed when stopped.
- Cover doors and windows with screens.
- Drain any standing water in your yard.
To request mosquito spraying service in your area, visit broward.org and click "MOSQUITO SERVICES" under Online Services. Requests can also be made by calling 954-765-4062.
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