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Posted February 15, 2017 | 5:24 PM

Mosquito Control Spraying By February 16 in Apollo Beach

Hillsborough County, Fla. (Feb. 15, 2017) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat areas of Apollo Beach, Thursday, February 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. by air. The product Anvil will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 10,012 acres. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Thursday, the mission will be rescheduled for Friday, February 17, or Saturday, February 18, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

The boundaries of the areas to be sprayed are:

North Boundary: Big Bend Road
South Boundary: East College Avenue
East Boundary: US 41
West Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)

The spraying will be done by a Bell Jet Ranger 206 helicopter 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: 
Kara Walker
Communications & Digital Media
Office (813) 272-6699; Cell (813) 728-1447

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