With the threat of the Zika virus coming with mosquito season, Broward County will begin spraying larvicide in eight municipalities and unincorporated Broward on Monday.
The spray attack on the Aedes aegypti mosquito will occur from Monday through May 11, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., in Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderhill, Oakland Park, Plantation, Sunrise, Tamarac and Wilton Manors.
As for the larvicide to be used, the county says it's VectoBac WDG. The active ingredient is Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti, strain AM65-52), which the county describes as "a naturally occurring, biodegradable bacterial mosquito larvicide which is not harmful to humans, pets, bees, aquatic habitats or environmentally sensitive areas."
Here's the 2010 application to the Environmental Protection Agency for VectoBac's Notification under Pesticides Registration Notice.
Residents can also request that Broward's Mosquito Control Section treat their area by filling out a Mosquito Spray Request Form online or calling 954-765-4062.