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Mosquito Management Spraying by Air the Evening of August 22

Hillsborough County, Fla. (August 21, 2019) -- Following recent heavy rains, Hillsborough County Mosquito Management will treat areas along the Hillsborough County coastline in Gibsonton, Thonotosassa, Keith Waller Park, East Hillsborough, East Lithia Pinecrest and South Lithia Pinecrest on Thursday, August 22, between 8:15 p.m. and 2 a.m. by air.

The product Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on about 50,000 acres. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Thursday, the mission will be rescheduled for an alternate date on August 23 or August 24, between 8:30 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The boundaries of the areas to be sprayed are:

Gibsonton

  • North Boundary: Riverview Drive
  • South Boundary: Big Bend Road
  • East Boundary: I-75
  • West Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)


Thonotosassa

  • North Boundary: Knights Griffin Road
  • South Boundary: Thonotosassa Road
  • East Boundary: Keene Road
  • West Boundary: Fort King Highway

Keith Waller Park

  • North Boundary: East Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard
  • South Boundary: State Road 60
  • East Boundary: Turkey Creek Road
  • West Boundary: North Dover Road 


East Hillsborough

  • North Boundary: Kilgore Road
  • South Boundary: State Road 60
  • East Boundary: South County Line Road
  • West Boundary: Turkey Creek Road


East Lithia Pinecrest

  • North Boundary: Nicholas Road
  • South Boundary: Welcome Road
  • East Boundary: South County Line Road
  • West Boundary: Walter Hunter Road

South Lithia Pinecrest

  • North Boundary: Lithia Pinecrest Road
  • South Boundary: Browning Road
  • East Boundary: Old Welcome Road
  • West Boundary: Boyette Road

The mission will be done by a twin-engine airplane at an altitude of 300 feet.
For more information on this spraying, contact Hillsborough County Mosquito Management 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 Management and tips on preventing or reducing mosquitoes, visit HCFLGov.net/Mosquito.

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