South Florida Mosquito Outlook Better Than Usual

Mosquito season is in full swing and South Florida Mosquito Control Districts agree it's not as bad as it could be.

Those nuisance biting mosquitoes, aren't coming out in the masses as they normally do this time of year in Miami-Dade, but the disease-carrying mosquitoes are.  Dr. Bill Petrie with Miami-Dade Mosquito Control says after outbreaks in South America, they're concerned about mosquito-borne illnesses like yellow fever, chikungunya and dengue fever.

"We can't stop the diseases from coming in, but what we can do is, we can attempt to suppress the numbers of the Aedes aegypti mosquito," said Dr. Petrie, Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division Director.

He says residents can check their yards for standing water at least once a week to eliminate breeding grounds for the Aedes aegypti.    

Broward County is seeing a surge in nuisance biting mosquitoes.  Ahn Ton with Broward Mosquito Control says it's a relief for the area.  

We do have the mosquitoes that carry diseases in our area, but fortunately those numbers have stayed low," said Ahn Ton, Broward Mosquito Control Division Director.

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