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Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel, Captiva

By Staff | May 22, 2019

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for the islands.

The district reported that the areas of Blind Pass southeast to Belding Drive on Sanibel and the South Seas Plantation south to Blind Pass on Captiva will be treated by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks today, May 22, from between sunset to 2 a.m.

The district provides mosquito control for all of Lee County.

The city of Sanibel reported that “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 home can make a service request by visiting lee.leateamapps.com/map/mv_public_map or by contacting 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, visit the Lee County Mosquito Control District at www.lcmcd.org.