In recent years, mosquito control districts have made major efforts to reduce the populations of several insects by spraying large amounts of organophosphate (naled) and pyrethroid (permethrin) insecticides. These compounds are highly toxic to nontarget insects, including mosquitoes and other insect pests such as the Miami tiger beetle.
In the past, there was some controversy over whether or not these pesticides actually caused significant damage to a variety of insects. However, recent studies have demonstrated that these insecticides are more effective at controlling mosquitoes than previously thought. For the 2015 mosquito season, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control coordinated with the Service to institute 250-m truck-based and 400-m aerial spray buffers around critical habitat for Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak butterflies (which does not include pine rockland areas that are known to occupy the Miami tiger beetle). These new spray buffers should minimize any potential exposure of the Miami tiger beetle to these pesticides.
Inspection in Miami FL is a crucial part of any Pest Control Service in Miami FL program. Inspections are required for buildings, swimming pools, and more to ensure compliance with City codes. Requesting an inspection is easy through the 311 Direct web portal or mobile app. Inspections are typically completed within five business days. However, during busy months of mosquito season, they may take longer due to the demand for services.
If your property is subject to the City’s Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, you may need to have a lead inspection. This involves a review of your home or business for potential sources of lead exposure including paint and dust. This is an important step to prevent your family from developing health problems that can result from long-term lead exposure. For more information, visit the Lead Poisoning Prevention Program website or contact your Pest Control Service in Miami FL. In addition, starting July 1, 2022, owners of OSTDS who have owner authorization may hire a private provider for inspections.