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Charlotte County Mosquito Control Ramps up Larviciding Program in Response to Hurricane Irma
9/11/2017
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Charlotte County Mosquito Control Ramps up Larviciding Program in Response to Hurricane Irma

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (Sept. 11, 2017) – The Charlotte County Mosquito and Aquatic Weed Control Division will be doubling its larviciding efforts in an attempt to avoid mosquitos hatching in the excess waters left from Hurricane Irma. Larviciding efforts will include both liquid and solid treatments by the dispersal of BTI. BTI is short for Bacillus thuringensis israelensis. BTI is a natural bacteria that kills mosquito larva but is non-toxic to humans and pets. Larviciding activities are commencing in known areas of slow drainage and will be supplemented by adult mosquito surveillance and adulticiding activities where warranted.

As always, Drain and Dump containers of standing water around homes and businesses, Dress appropriately for areas with large known mosquito activity, and Defend with an approved mosquito repellent to reduce the impact of biting mosquitos.

Charlotte County Mosquito Control strives to control the mosquito populations through an integrated pest management approach consistent with applicable laws and justified by principles of public health, vector control, environmental safety, and fiscal responsibility. More information regarding Mosquito Control can be found at https://www.charlottecountyfl.gov/services/mosquitoaquatic/Pages/Mosquito-Control.aspx.

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