The Lee County Mosquito Control District was established in 1958 by an act of the Florida Legislature as an independent district and has been providing uninterrupted mosquito control services to the citizens of Lee County for over fifty years. During those years the District has remained at the forefront of mosquito control, helping to develop control technologies that are effective and considerate of the natural Florida environment. Lee County’s many acres of salt marsh and other wetlands are some of the most prolific mosquito breeding habitats in Florida. In order to provide a comfortable outdoor environment for Lee County citizens and reduce the threat of diseases that can be transmitted by mosquitoes, the District continually monitors these habitats and endeavors to control mosquitoes in the aquatic immature stages before they become flying and biting adult mosquitoes. Additionally, we monitor adult mosquito activity throughout Lee County each night from May through October and initiate adult control operations when surveillance thresholds are met or mosquito borne disease poses a threat to Lee County citizens.
Florida’s development history is directly linked to success in controlling mosquitoes and abating the diseases they carry. Successfully controlling mosquitoes, while being sensitive to Florida’s unique natural habitats and wildlife, is a demanding and important challenge. Today we work within a complex regulatory framework of federal, state and local regulations which govern to a great extent how, when and where we may conduct mosquito control operations. All of our employees are trained and certified in Public Health Pest Control and are committed to providing sound and effective mosquito control to the citizens of Lee County.
We have provided this web page to help answer your questions about mosquito control, offer on line access to make a service request and to update you on the current status of control operations around Lee County. You may also call the District at (239) 694-2174 for additional information or to make a service request.
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