The Broward County Mosquito Control Section will perform a "preventive aerial spraying" against mosquito larvae in sections of Dania Beach, Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale on Tuesday Oct. 11.
A Broward County helicopter will be spraying in the mentioned areas between 12:30 a.m. and 6 a.m., weather permitting. As a precautionary measure, county authorities are asking residents with breathing difficulties to stay indoors during those times.
"The aerial spraying is a proactive measure," said a press release from Broward County authorities. "There are still no active local transmissions of the Zika virus in Broward County and no active investigations."
The press release also indicated that Dania Beach, Lauderhill and Fort Lauderdale "were chosen based on a number of factors," although it didn't elaborate on what they were.
In Dania Beach, the area to be sprayed is bounded by Old Griffin Road (north), Southeast Third Place (south), Southeast Fifth Avenue and the Anne Kolb Nature Center (east) and Southwest 12th Avenue (west).
In Lauderhill, the area being targeted is bounded by Commercial Boulevard (north), Northwest 47th Street (south), University Drive (east) and Pine Island Road (west).
In Fort Lauderdale, the area is bounded by Southeast Sixth Street (north), Southeast and Southwest 28th Street (south), Eisenhower Boulevard (east) and Southeast Third Avenue and Southwest Ninth Avenue (west).