Mosquito control set for Sanibel
The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel.
The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. Oct. 14 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks:
– East end from the Sanibel Lighthouse west to Dixie Beach Boulevard and the west end of Middle Gulf Drive at Casa Ybel Road
– From the west end of West Gulf Drive east to Casa Ybel Road, including Rabbit Road and Tarpon Bay Road, and west of Periwinkle Way
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.