Broward County Mosquito Control Section operates a countywide control program. Any Broward resident or business owners
who are troubled by mosquitoes may request service by:
Phone (954) 765-4062
Fax (954) 985-1959
, using the County Mosquito Spraying Request Form:
Requests will be channeled to an inspector who will spray the requested area.
Inspectors set bug traps, treat standing water and exterminate live mosquitoes. County inspectors begin at 4 a.m. to spray
neighborhoods with a fog truck. The insecticide used was specially selected because it does not linger in the air for more
than a few minutes. The chemical breaks down and disappears from the environment when the ultra-violet rays from the sun hit
it. The county also utilizes a twin-engine airplane with sprayer for rural areas.
Persons with certain allergies or chemically sensitive can register with the State Department of Agriculture so that workers
will know what streets to avoid, or the county may notify the resident that spraying will occur and be advised to stay indoors
during that time period.
Mosquitoes - are annoying and carry serious diseases such as encephalitis (West Nile, St Louis, and Eastern Equine), yellow fever,
dengue and malaria. Be a good neighbor and help control mosquitoes. If there are any places around your home where water collects,
you may be raising mosquitoes!
- Repair leaky pipes and outside faucets. Move house cooler drain hoses frequently.
- Install screens on rain barrels and openings to water tanks or cistern.
- Change water and scrub vases holding flowers or cuttings twice each week, or grow cuttings in sand.
- Get rid of old tires, tin cans, bottles, jars, buckets, drums and other containers.
- Clean clogged roof gutters and drain flat roofs.
- Scrub and change water in bird baths twice weekly; empty watering areas of pets daily.
- Fill holes in trees with sand or mortar, or drain or spray them as required.
- Empty your plastic wading pool weekly and store it indoors when not in use.
- Stock fish pools or lily ponds with minnows. These fish devour mosquito larvae.
Why Mosquitoes Need Water
Some mosquitoes lay their eggs on standing water where they hatch in a day or two. Other mosquitoes lay their eggs in old tires,
tin cans or other water-holding containers in which they may remain un-hatched for weeks or months until they are covered with
water. So do not leave any standing water around in which mosquitoes can breed.