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Mosquito control set for Sanibel

By Staff | May 7, 2020
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The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial spray activity for Sanibel.

The district reported that weather permitting, there will be an early morning (at first light) aerial adulticide treatment on May 8 from Violet Drive west to Blind Pass. In addition, there will be an early morning aerial adulticide treatment on May 9 from Violet Drive east to the Sanibel Lighthouse.

The district provides mosquito control for the islands and all of Lee County. “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 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.