Mosquito control set for islands
The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial adulticiding activity.
The district reported that starting at first light on June 3, there will be an aerial adulticiding mission by helicopter over the outer islands. The areas to be treated include: Boca Grande, North Bokeelia, Mondongo, Cabbage Key, Useppa, Upper Captiva, Captiva and west Sanibel.
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.