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Mosquito control set for tonight on Sanibel

By Staff | Jun 26, 2019

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

The district reported that the followings areas will be treated today, June 26, from between sunset and 2 a.m. June 27 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks:

– East end from Sanibel Lighthouse west to Dixie Beach Boulevard and the west end of Middle Gulf Drive at Casa Ybel Road

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 their residence can submit an online service request at www.lcmcd.com 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 www.lcmcd.org or follow the district on Twitter @leecomosquito.