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Mosquito control set for the islands

By LCMCD - | Aug 5, 2021


The Lee County Mosquito Control District has scheduled spray truck activity for Sanibel and Captiva.

The district reported that the following areas will be treated for adult mosquitoes from between sunset today and 2 a.m. Aug. 6 by Ultra Low Volume spray trucks:

– East end from Sanibel Lighthouse west to Dixie Beach Boulevard and the west end of Middle Gulf Drive at Casa Ybel Road on Sanibel

– 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 on Sanibel

– From Blind Pass southeast to Belding Drive on Sanibel

– From South Seas Plantation south to Blind Pass on Captiva

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.org or they can call 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.