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Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel, Captiva

By Staff | Jun 18, 2019

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

The district reported that the followings areas will be treated today, June 18, from between sunset and 2 a.m. June 19 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks:


– From the west end of West Gulf Drive east to Casa Ybel Road, including Rabbit Road and Tarpon Bay Road, and west of Periwinkle Way

– From Blind Pass southeast to Belding Drive


– From South Seas Plantation South to Blind Pass

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 visitinglee.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.