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Mosquito control set for islands

June 16, 2020
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander

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

The district reported that weather permitting, it will conduct an aerial night mission by rotor wing aircraft between sunset today and 2 a.m. June 17 for Sanibel, Captiva, Upper Captiva, Cabbage Key, Useppa and Boca Grande.

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.

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Residents experiencing a high number of mosquitoes at their home can submit an online service request at 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 or follow the district on Twitter @leecomosquito.



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