Tourism Industry
Mosquito Abatement Pledge


Our Hotels Are Taking Measures to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Illnesses.

Thanks to city, county and state efforts, in December the Center for Disease Control (CDC) lifted all Zika travel advisories for Greater Miami and the Beaches. Nonetheless, our community and particularly our area hotels, remain proactive and vigilant on this issue.

The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) in partnership with the Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association (GMBHA) has developed a hotel pledge focused on mitigating the impact of mosquito-borne illnesses in our community. Greater Miami's hotels are pledging to provide guests with an environment that has implemented best practices to combat mosquito-borne illnesses. The pledge consists of these ten specific actions:

  1. Engage mosquito mitigation systems and practices including spraying, fogging and misting all public areas
  2. Conduct employee awareness training
  3. Designate on-site "mosquito control coordinator" to monitor hotel's overall efforts
  4. Provide complimentary mosquito repellent at strategic locations
  5. Dispense "dunks" in all open water drains as appropriate
  6. Chlorinate and monitor swimming pools, decorative fountains, ponds and other landscape water features
  7. Eliminate standing water in planters and other decorative and architectural features, as well as in garbage cans and containers
  8. Remove puddles that remain for more than 48 hours
  9. Maintain strict and preventive grounds keeping practices, including elimination of ornamental plants such as bromeliads, which can be mosquito breeding grounds
  10. Ensure updated CDC guidelines and information on mosquito-borne illnesses and prevention is available at the front desk and upon request

These Hotels Have Committed To The Pledge.

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