Miami-Dade County is conducting aerial spraying for mosquitos on Thursday evening, June 15 weather permitting, to help control the mosquito population. The mosquito control flight will take place at approximately 8 p.m. until completed. The treatment includes Coral Gables areas east of US1. If weather conditions on the evening of June 15 require the cancellation of the scheduled flight, aerial spraying will take place on Friday, June 16, weather permitting. The insecticide applied during the spray mission is naled (Dibrom concentrate). Naled has been used safely by Miami-Dade Mosquito Control for decades, and is registered for use in the U.S. and in Florida by both the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. As required by the EPA, Miami Dade County Mosquito Control Habitat and Management Division uses naled in accordance with label instructions, and it is only applied by a licensed professional. A reverse 311 phone call will be performed this evening and again on Thursday afternoon to advise residents within the spray area that aerial spraying will be performed.
The County will also perform truck spray treatments to eliminate mosquito larvae and adult mosquitoes on Monday, June 26 around the following Coral Gables/Miracle Mile areas:
To the south: Palermo Avenue
To the north: Minorca Avenue
To the west: Segovia Street
To the east: SW 34 Avenue
Larvicide treatments are conducted using Buffalo Turbine equipment to apply the organic pesticide BTI to eliminate mosquitoes at the larval stage. When necessary, Mosquito Control crews perform adulticide treatments by truck to eliminate adult mosquitoes. Equipment used in both applications is mounted on pickup trucks. A fine mist of the pesticide product is applied as the trucks move along the street. When operated, the spray equipment emits a sound similar to the buzz of a lawn mower. Larvicide truck treatments are typically performed overnight in the pre-dawn hours. Adulticide treatments are performed at dawn or dusk when adult mosquitoes are most active. Every effort is made to avoid use of the pesticide product when residents are active.
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