Disease-Carrying Mosquitoes Targeted For Weekend Spraying

Jun 20, 2019

After trapping a high number of the type of mosquitoes that carry diseases, Broward County is getting aggressive.

This weekend, Broward will target four areas of the county where traps have caught larvae or adult disease-carrying mosquitoes known as Aedes aegypti that have the possibility to spread viruses like Zika. Those areas are Pembroke Pines, Dania Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, as the Sun Sentinel reports.

In addition, Broward Mosquito Control is going door-to-door and spraying in areas throughout the county in which the Broward Department of Health has reported cases of individuals with chikungunya fever and dengue fever.