The City-wide mosquito spraying treatment will utilize a new chemical called Duet®, a dual-action adulticide, to combat night and daytime flying mosquitoes. The proven active ingredients being used are prallethrin and sumithrin (a CDC recommended active ingredient for Zika control). This week, City staff completed a comprehensive larviciding process to treat all catch basins, ponding grass areas and manholes within City limits with Naturlar T-30 tablets.
In addition, the City will post signage in its parks and in public buildings to inform patrons of steps they can take to protect against the Zika virus. Residents are encouraged to take precautions at their homes that could significantly decrease mosquito breeding opportunities, especially with the increased rainfall in South Florida. Inspect your property for standing water; even the smallest amount of water in bird baths, flower pots or spare tires is enough to breed mosquito larvae.
WHAT IS PALM BEACH GARDENS DOING ABOUT ZIKA VIRUS?