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Mosquito control taking place on Sanibel

By Staff | Jul 22, 2020

The city of Sanibel reported that it received the following information from the Lee County Mosquito Control District regarding aerial activity today on Sanibel.

“LCMCD will have extensive larviciding operations by helicopter on Sanibel throughout the day,” the district said. “It’s nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year, but there will be quite a few missions taking place all over the island. We’re working to prevent a large emergence of adult mosquitoes due to the return of normal rain patterns following the recent dry period.”

For questions, contact the LCMCD office at 239-694-2174.

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.