| June, 2022

Areas of the County to be Sprayed to Reduce Mosquito Larvae

Posted on 10 June 2022 by JLusk

 
 
 
 

Due to the unusual amount of rain from last week’s storm, the Broward County Mosquito Control Section will be spraying larvicide to reduce the development of mosquitoes, such as the Aedes aegypti, a known disease-transmitting mosquito and aggressive biter. Larvicide kills mosquito larvae before they can become flying, biting adults. 

Beginning Wednesday, June 8, and potentially for the two weeks following, truck-mounted sprayers will apply larvicide between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting, in areas of Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Dania Beach and Broward Municipal Services District (refer to maps). 

The larvicide being used is VectoBac WDG. This product is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM6552), a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide. It is certified by the Organic Materials Review Institute and is registered for use by the US Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, VectoBac WDG has been reviewed by the World Health Organization and is listed as a recommended formulation for control of mosquito larvae.

Broward County Mosquito Control Section continues to work closely with the Florida Department of Health and Code Enforcement partners in Broward’s 31 municipalities to reduce the population of mosquitoes and their habitats.

Residents and business owners are encouraged to reduce potential mosquito breeding habitats by regularly surveying their property to remove any standing water found in buckets, tires, planters, birdbaths and fountains. By reducing the number of mosquito breeding habitats, residents will reduce the number of adult mosquitoes that could transmit diseases. 

Residents experiencing mosquito problems can request service by calling 311 or by completing the online Mosquito Service Request Form.

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County Continues to Monitor Tropical Disturbance

Posted on 03 June 2022 by JLusk

The National Weather Service is warning local communities to expect heavier than normal amounts of rainfall due to the advancing unnamed tropical system that has resulted in Broward County being placed under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flood Watch. Broward County’s Public Works Department is completing standard pre-storm preparations to secure infrastructure.

  • Highway and Bridge Maintenance storm protocols have been activated and road crews are proactively checking and clearing bridges and roadway drainage inlets and storm drain pipes.
  • Pumps are being staged at low areas that are prone to flooding.
  • Backup generators have been checked to ensure they will operate properly if needed.
  • Traffic Engineering teams will closely monitor the County’s traffic signal system over the weekend and coordinate with Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Power & Light and municipalities to ensure any outages are addressed quickly.
  • Utility divisions, including Traffic Engineering and Water & Wastewater Services, will handle calls for service and dispatching 24/7, as they normally do.

The County’s Public Works professionals are involved in the design, planning, construction and maintenance of County facilities, streets, highways and bridges, as well as the provision of a potable water supply and wastewater collection for unincorporated Broward County residents; operations of recycling, mosquito control, solid waste and environmental programs and facilities; and emergency planning and response.

The Broward County Emergency Operations Center remains at a Level 3 activation, which means it is assessing and monitoring the developing situation.

Residents are encouraged to monitor media for up-to-the-minute information and public safety advisories, follow Broward County on Twitter.com/ReadyBroward, like us on Facebook.com/BrowardEMD and visit Broward.org/hurricane for more information and an extensive A-Z Guide to preparedness. Have a family plan to be resilient, ready and safe during this hurricane season, which lasts through November 30.

 
 
 

 

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Free Pier Walking Club

Posted on 02 June 2022 by JLusk

 
The Department of Parks and Recreation and International Fishing Pier, located at 200 NE 21 Ave., is happy to announce Pier Walking Club for any persons 50 years of age or older. The club will begin on Monday, June 6, and takes place every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 6 to 8 a.m. For more information, call the International Fishing Pier at 954-480-4407.

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DB Kiwanis provides $12,000 in scholarships

Posted on 01 June 2022 by JLusk

Kiwanis gives scholarships to deserving kids. Photo provided.

On May 25, the Kiwanis Club of Deerfield Beach had its Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Woman’s Club to present $12,000 worth of scholarships to local kids, in addition to three smaller scholarships also presented by Deerfield Kiwanis West.

Congrats, students!

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