Mosquito Spraying by Air the Evening of May 30
Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 26, 2017) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat the Apollo Beach area on Tuesday, May 30, between 8:20 p.m. and 2:20 a.m. by air. The product Dibrom will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 10,012 acres. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Tuesday, the mission will be rescheduled for Wednesday, May 31, or Thursday, June 1, between 8:20 p.m. and 2:20 a.m.
The boundaries of the area to be sprayed are:
- North Boundary: Big Bend Road
- South Boundary:East College Avenue
- East Boundary:U.S Highway 41
- West Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)
The spraying will be done by a Twin Engine Piper Aztec airplane at an altitude of 300 feet.
For more information on this spraying, contact Hillsborough County Mosquito Control at (813) 635-5400.
Stop Mosquitoes from Living and Multiplying Around Your Home
Residents may have standing water around their homes that can support the breeding of mosquitoes. Follow these tips from the Florida Department of Health to help prevent mosquito breeding:
- Drain water from garbage cans, house gutters, pool covers, coolers, toys, flower pots, buckets, watering cans, kiddie pools, and any other containers where rainwater has collected.
- Discard old tires, drums, bottles, cans, pots and pans, broken appliances, and other items that may collect water.
- Clean out rain gutters and downspouts regularly.
- Empty and clean birdbaths and pet water bowls at least once or twice a week.
- Protect boats and vehicles from rain with tarps that do not accumulate water.
- Keep swimming pools in good condition, and maintain chlorination.
For more information on the Hillsborough County Mosquito Control Unit and tips on preventing or reducing mosquitoes, visit HCFLGov.net/Mosquito.Media Contact:
Michelle Van Dyke
Communications & Digital Media
Desk: (813) 272-5305
Cell: (813) 352-2962