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Published on June 12, 2024
Miami-Dade Officials to Unveil Mosquito Control Strategies in Light of National Mosquito Control Awareness WeekSource: Unsplash/ Wolfgang Hasselmann

The buzzing nuisance of mosquitoes in Miami-Dade is about to get the spotlight as officials prepare to share their battle plans against these pesky insects. The Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division has announced a media session on June 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., aimed at discussing their peak season strategies, just in time for National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.

This is the season when the whine near your ear means more than an annoyance, it's a call to action for Miami-Dade's Mosquito Control teams because heavy rains and rising temperatures signal a surge in mosquito populations, but this isn't just about discomfort—it’s also about public health. The media event will provide an opportunity for Dr. Aneisha Daniel, PhD, Director of the Department of Solid Waste Management, and Dr. John-Paul Mutebi, Director of the Mosquito Control Division, to walk the public through various techniques being deployed, including surveillance traps and spray trucks, which play crucial roles in the county's mosquito abatement efforts.

Aside from providing an insight into the county's tactical approach against these biting adversaries, a demonstration on mosquito identification is on the agenda, which could enlighten attendees on the different species that inhabit the region and the distinct threats they pose. Interested parties can attend the session at Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control's hub located at 8901 NW 58th Street in Doral, FL.

For those who can't make it to the on-site event but still want to arm themselves with knowledge, the county has more in store. According to information published on, the awareness week will include daily tips and a couple of virtual events geared toward helping residents understand the risks and ways to protect themselves from mosquito-borne illnesses. Details and schedules for these online initiatives, as well as additional information on mosquito prevention and control, can be accessed through the provided link.