Broward County

Broward County to Conduct Aerial Spraying for Mosquitos in Davie, Southwest Ranches

The Broward County Mosquito Control Section has scheduled an aerial adulticide spraying targeting mosquito populations in Davie and Southwest Ranches.

The spraying, which will be conducted by planes and trucks, will occur on Tuesday between 4 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. if weather permits, according to Broward County's Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division, which manages the Mosquito Control Section.

"This aerial adulticide spraying is targeting nuisance mosquitoes usually associated with heavy rains during the summer months, and the amount of rainfall associated with the last rain events," the agency said in a statement. "The county is spraying because it's received many spray requests from residents and businesses in these cities."

Officials urge residents with breathing difficulties to remain indoors during spraying, which helps prevent the spread of mosquitos that can transmit diseases such as the Zika virus or the West Nile virus.

To control mosquito populations, officials recommend residents keep doors and windows closed; repair leaky pipes; flush plants weekly; maintain and clean roof gutters; among other suggestions.

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