Dear Residents, Mosquito Season is here. In advance of the upcoming rainy season where mosquitoes are most prevalent, I want to remind you of the importance of personal responsibility as part of the region’s battle to prevent mosquito-borne diseases. I encourage each of you to ensure you’re wearing an Environmental Protection Agency-registered insect repellant and long sleeves daily to minimize your risk of getting bit, as these efforts also play an important part in stopping the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses. I also urge all residents to take proactive measures to eliminate standing water around your homes and businesses.
The City of Miami Beach is fully prepared and ready for Mosquito Season 2017. We continue to aggressively minimize mosquito breeding sites in partnership with Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control who has been actively performing ground inspections and larvicide applications.
Although Zika is expected to resurface in South Florida, the enhanced surveillance, treatment, new equipment and increased staffing places our community in a much better place to have greater success against mosquito-borne diseases.
I invite you to attend one of the many Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control Workshops, with one taking place on Wednesday, June 7 at the Miami Beach Regional Library from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. I also encourage you to visit Miami-Dade County’s Mosquito Control Division website here for further resources.
As a reminder, we encourage everyone to report any stagnant water on public property that has been standing for more than 48 hours on the free Miami Beach e-gov app or by calling the public works department at 305.673.7625.
Thank you for helping us fight the Bite This Mosquito Season!
Mayor of Miami Beach