Broward County plans aerial mosquito spraying following historic flooding
In response to the recent historic flooding, Broward County officials have announced that portions of Southwest Ranches, Davie, and Pembroke Pines will undergo aerial spraying for mosquitoes.
The decision to commence this spraying is in line with the county’s efforts to control the mosquito population and prevent the spread of diseases. Heavy rains have created standing water, which is known to be a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Therefore, the county has decided to take proactive measures to address this situation.
While the aerial spraying was initially scheduled for early Monday morning, it has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. However, the county hopes to resume the spraying as soon as possible, pending favorable weather conditions.
It is essential to note that the county is cognizant of the potential risks associated with aerial spraying. Therefore, residents in the affected areas are advised to stay indoors during the spraying, particularly those with respiratory problems such as asthma. The chemicals used in spraying can have adverse effects on such individuals, hence the cautionary measure.
Broward County officials are committed to addressing the challenges posed by the recent historic flooding. Through aerial spraying and other measures, they aim to reduce the mosquito population and protect the health of their residents.
UPDATE Monday, April 24, 9:38AM: Spraying did not happen overnight as intended. Mosquito Control will reschedule. https://t.co/cTQkHTPS3H
— Broward County Government (@BrowardCounty) April 24, 2023