Mosquito Control Efforts
The City of North Miami Beach is taking some proactive measures in regards to mosquito awareness and prevention. Our Code Compliance staff started educating the public on mosquito awareness a couple of months ago, we had Miami-Dade County provide training and resources for this campaign. The City staff has focused on the identification and removal of standing water throughout the City. Any standing water found to be in place for more than 24 hours is removed to the extent possible. Please view our Code Compliance page for additional education material being handed out to the community on a weekly basis.
In July, NMB Water (formerly known as the Public Utilities Department) began taking the following proactive steps at all of our facilities located both inside the City of North Miami Beach and in other served communities:
- All standing water has been removed
- In areas where standing-water is likely to recur following rain events, treatments have been applied to prevent mosquito larvae development
- To the greatest extent possible, we have removed any materials creating potential standing-water conditions, e.g., tires, open containers, etc.
- We will continue to be vigilant in maintaining the City’s various utility locations to mitigate mosquito development for our customers living adjacent to these facilities
Cleaning of Storm Drains
Our Public Works Department commenced cleaning of storm drain structures as part of its annual maintenance. This will assist in draining any standing water. Additionally the NMB Beautification Teams have collected and disposed of cans, tires, etc., citywide. They have been trained and tasked with continuous removal of objects of this nature in the city right of way.
The City of North Miami Beach continues to work closely with Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Health to minimize mosquitoes in our City. Mosquito Control/Spraying is handled by Miami-Dade County, all residents and business owners experiencing a mosquito nuisance are encouraged to call 311. Resident complaints are serviced either by truck spraying, aerial spraying or by site inspections, depending upon the location and the season of the year.
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