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Bromeliad plants are known to be a harbor for the mosquitos that carry Zika and other various diseases. A study was recently conducted in 51 locations throughout Miami Dade County. The results of the study reported that Zika mosquitos were the most dominant species identified. In order to prevent the spread of this disease, some necessary actions must be taken into place. These plants require cleaning by flushing them with water, adding small coats of food-grade oil and using a plant-friendly commercial larvicide. To keep the environment safe, these cleanings must be done regularly.
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