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Island residents can alert district to high number of mosquitoes

By Staff | May 22, 2018

The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for Sanibel and Captiva.

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 islands are a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.

If you are experiencing a high number of mosquitoes at your residence, make a service request by visiting www.lcmcd.com or calling 239-694-2174.

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