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Residents can report high volume of mosquitoes

By Staff | Apr 23, 2020

The Lee County Mosquito Control District provides mosquito control for all of Lee County, including 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. Residents experiencing a high number of mosquitoes at their home 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, if warranted, will fog or spray the area. For more information or updates on treatments, visit www.lcmcd.org or follow the district on Twitter @leecomosquito.