Aerial Spraying Continues In Broward In Fight Against Zika

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BROWARD COUNTY (CBSMiami) — Mosquito Control was over Broward County Saturday morning performing another round of aerial spraying attacking mosquito larvae.

Spraying began between 6 a.m. and noon, September 3rd, in four sections of the county, including Coral Springs, Davie Ft. Lauderdale and Hallandale Beach.

Unfavorable weather conditions twice postponed spraying in Ft. Lauderdale, Davie and Hallandale Beach.

In Coral Springs, the spray boundaries are:
-Just south of Royal Palm Blvd to the north
-Just south of Ramblewood Drive to the south
-Just west of University Drive to the east
-Coral Springs Drive to the west

In Fort Lauderdale, the area, which has changed, is bounded by:
-SW 10th Street to the north
-SW 24th Street (Marina Blvd) to the south
-S Andrews Ave to the east
-SW 9th Ave to the west

In Hallandale Beach, the spray boundaries are:
-Pembroke Road to the north
-SW 11th Street to the south
-Dixie Highway to the east
-SW 8th Ave to the west

And In Davie, the area is bounded by:
-SW 9th Court to the north
-SW 28th Court to the south
-S Flamingo Road to the east
-SW 133rd Ave to the west

**The area does not include SW 20th St to SW 28th Ct between SW 127th Ave and SW 124th Ave**

According to the Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division, these areas were chosen based on a number of factors, including the one non-travel related case confirmed in Broward; population density, and the number of women of child-bearing age in the community.

The Florida Dept. of Health is still reporting no active local transmission of the Zika virus in Broward County and no active investigations. The one confirmed case in Broward was closed by FDOH, and it was determined no one else was infected.

The mosquito larvicide being used is VectoBac WDG, containing the active ingredient Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM65-52), which is said to be a “naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide which is not harmful to humans, pets, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas,” according to a press release from the Highway and Bridge Maintenance Division.


One Comment

  1. Reality says:

    1. They give boundaries on certain areas between this road and that road, etc. Do the mosquitoes and the larva have GPS in them so they know not to fly or swim into the adjoining streets.

    2. The announcement to spray and the areas involved were released late on Friday when people did not have a chance to voice their opinion on the subject. The spraying is to take place early Monday morning. Surely this spraying was in the discussion long before Friday. This is like the federal government has done regarding the Hillary Clinton emails of releasing them on a Friday so there is little that can be done over a weekend.

    3. There have been NO cases of Zika reported in Broward therefore making this spraying of certain municipalities and not others along with the release of the spray time so little could be done about it is very questionable if not illogical.

    Child bear age of women were a factor. The go out to Weston and see all the young women there. But then again that area has clout and they a scared krapless to go after areas with clout.

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