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Posted June 29, 2017 | 10:25 AM

Mosquito Control Spraying by Air in the evening on June 29

In South Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base

Hillsborough County, Fla. (June 29, 2017) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat areas of South Tampa and MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, June 29 between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m. by air. The product Anvil will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 21,417 acres. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Thursday, the mission will be rescheduled for Friday, June 30, and Saturday, July 1, between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The boundaries of the areas to be sprayed are:

South Tampa/Davis Islands
North Boundary: West Kennedy Boulevard
South Boundary: West Gandy Boulevard
East Boundary: Hillsborough Bay (body of water)
West Boundary: Harbor Island

South Tampa
North Boundary: West Gandy Boulevard
South Boundary: MacDill Air Force Base
East Boundary: Hillsborough Bay (body of water)
West Boundary: Picnic Island

MacDill Air Force Base
North Boundary: North Boundary Road
South Boundary: Flagpole Road
East Boundary: Bayshore Boulevard
West Boundary: West Boundary Boulevard

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.

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