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Mosquito control set for islands

By Staff | Jun 23, 2020

The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled aerial activity for the barrier islands.

The district reported that weather permitting, it will conduct aerial night missions by rotor wing aircraft between sunset today and 2 a.m. June 24 for the western portion of Sanibel, Captiva, Upper Captiva, Useppa Island, Cabbage Key, Mondongo Island, north Bokeelia, Burgess Island, Boca Grande and Beautiful Island.

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.