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Mosquito control set for tomorrow on Sanibel

By Staff | Jul 12, 2019
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The city of Sanibel reported that it has received notification from the Lee County Mosquito Control District of aerial treatment by helicopter on July 13 beginning at 7:30 a.m., weather permitting.

“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.