e Florida Department of Health in Miami-Dade County (DOH-Miami-Dade) has issued a mosquito-borne illness alert. A case of West Nile virus infection has been confirmed in a Miami-Dade
This is the first local case of West Nile virus in 2020.
Rainy season is here and while many of us remain at home amid COVID-19, you are urged to keep protecting yourself and your property from mosquitoes.
Palmetto Bay joins the DOH-Miami-Dade in continuing to advise residents to remain diligent in your personal mosquito protection efforts by remembering to “Drain and Cover” as listed below. If you have a case of mosquito nuisance that needs to be reported, please do so by clicking here:
DRAIN standing water to stop mosquitoes from multiplying.
Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, buckets, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots or any other containers where sprinkler or rain water has collected.
Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances and other items that aren't being used.
Empty and clean birdbaths and pet's water bowls at least once or twice a week
Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that don’t accumulate water.
Maintain swimming pools in good condition and appropriately chlorinated. Empty plastic swimming pools when not in use.
COVER skin with clothing or repellent.
Clothing - Wear shoes, socks, and long pants and long-sleeves. This type of protection may be necessary for people who must work in areas where mosquitoes are present.
Repellent - Apply mosquito repellent to bare skin and clothing.
Always use repellents according to the label. Repellents with DEET, picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus, para-menthane-diol, and IR3535 are effective.
Use mosquito netting to protect children younger than 2 months old.
COVER doors and windows with screens to keep mosquitoes out of your house.
- Repair broken screening on windows, doors, porches, and patios.