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Posted July 26, 2017 | 9:56 AM

Hillsborough County Mosquito Control Spraying by Air July 27

Hookers Point, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, and Shell Key Areas to be treated

Hillsborough County, Fla. (July 25, 2017) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat the Hookers Point, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, and Shell Key areas on Thursday, July 27, between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. by air. The product Anvil 10+10 will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 40,807 acres. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Thursday, the mission will be rescheduled for Friday, July 28, or Saturday, July 29, between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The boundaries of the areas to be sprayed are:

Hookers Point
North Boundary: Selmon Expressway
South Boundary: Riverview Drive
East Boundary: South 78th Street
West Boundary: Hillsborough Bay (body of water)

Gibsonton
North Boundary: Riverview Drive
South Boundary: Big Bend Road
East Boundary: Interstate 75
West Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)

Apollo Beach
North Boundary: Big Bend Road
South Boundary: East College Avenue
East Boundary: U.S. Highway 41
West Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)

Shell Key
North Boundary: West College Avenue
South Boundary: County Line Road
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



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