Mosquito Control Efforts
CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. (April 22, 2020) – Charlotte County Mosquito Control is currently experiencing higher than normal numbers of salt and fresh water mosquitos. Aerial and ground-based treatment applications are being performed to reduce the current mosquito population. Thank you for your patience as we work to control the mosquito population.
You can do your part by ensuring you are not creating any mosquito breeding habitats on your property, in your yard or around the house by draining any standing water from buckets, gardening watering cans, tires, tarps, birdbaths, and anything else that can hold water for an extended period. Wear an EPA-approved repellant when spending time outdoors and avoid dusk and dawn hours when mosquitoes are most active.
Remember the 3 Ds of mosquito bite prevention:
- Drain – Anything that holds water once per week
- Dress – Wear appropriate clothing at peak hours
- Defend – Wear EPA-approved repellant and reapply as needed
Planned treatment schedules are available online at www.charlottecountyfl.gov/services/mosquitoaquatic/Pages. Notifications of treatment in your area can be obtained via Alert Charlotte: www.AlertCharlotte.com