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Posted September 4, 2019 | 9:19 AM

Mosquito Management Spraying by Air the Evening of September 5

Hillsborough County, Fla. (September 4, 2019) -- Following recent heavy rains, Hillsborough County Mosquito Management will treat areas along the Hillsborough County coastline in Upper Tampa Bay Park, South Tampa, and Apollo Beach on Thursday, September 5, between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. by air.

The product Anvil 10+10 ULV will be used to control adult mosquitoes on about 32,000 acres. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Thursday, the mission will be rescheduled for an alternate date on September 6 or September 7, between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The boundaries of the areas to be sprayed are:

Upper Tampa Bay Park
North Boundary: West Hillsborough Avenue
South Boundary: Old Tampa Bay (body of water)
East Boundary: Veterans Expressway
West Boundary: Racetrack Road

South Tampa (A)
North Boundary: West Kennedy Boulevard
South Boundary: West Gandy Boulevard
East Boundary: Hillsborough Bay
West Boundary: Harbor Island

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

Apollo Beach
North Boundary: Big Bend Road
South Boundary: East College Avenue
East Boundary: U.S. 41
West Boundary: Tampa Bay

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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