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UPDATE: City gets 'all clear' on spray treatment

Mosquito control set for tomorrow on Sanibel

July 23, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander


At about 7:30 a.m. today, the city of Sanibel reported that it received the "all clear" announcement from the Lee County Mosquito Control District regarding the ULV Spray Helicopter activity on Sanibel and that the spraying is complete.


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ORIGINAL (July 22, 2019):

The city of Sanibel reported that it has received notification from the Lee County Mosquito Control District of Ultra Low Volume Spray Helicopter activity on July 23 early in the morning - at first light.

The western side of the island from Violet Drive to Blind Pass will be treated.

"Mosquito season" typically runs from May through October and mosquito activity increases with rain, particularly after heavy rains that produce large areas of standing water. Due to the abundance of mangroves, wetlands and salt marshes, the island is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Residents experiencing a high number of mosquitoes at their residence can submit an online service request at or they can contact the district at 239-694-2174.

If the district receives complaints from a specific area or neighborhood, it will dispatch personnel to conduct a mosquito count and will fog or spray the area if warranted.

For more information or updates on treatments, visit the Lee County Mosquito Control District at or follow the district on Twitter @leecomosquito.



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