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UPDATE: City gets 'all clear' on spray treatment

Mosquito control scheduled for Sanibel again

July 24, 2019
Island Reporter, Captiva Current, Sanibel-Captiva Islander


At about 7:15 a.m. today, the city of Sanibel reported that it received the "all clear" announcement from the Lee County Mosquito Control District for the ULV Spray Helicopter activity on Sanibel and that the spraying is complete.


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ORIGINAL (July 23, 2019):

The city of Sanibel reported that it has received notification from the Lee County Mosquito Control District for Ultra Low Volume Spray Helicopter activity on July 24 in the morning at first light.

The east end of the island from Violet Drive to Lighthouse Beach Park will be treated.

"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 island is a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes.

Residents experiencing a high number of mosquitoes at their residence 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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