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Mosquito Management Spraying by Air the Evening of May 11

Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 11, 2020) -- Hillsborough County Mosquito Management will be conducting aerial applications of Dibrom to control adult mosquitoes on May 11, 2020 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. at the following locations:

Upper Tampa Bay Park (middle)
7482.25 acres
North Boundary: West Hillsborough Avenue
South Boundary: Double Branch Bay (body of water)
East Boundary: Palm Bay Marina
West Boundary: Salt marsh east of Tampa Bay Park

Troydale
775 Acres
North Boundary: Rocky Creek Drive
South Boundary: Salt Marsh south of Troydale Road
East Boundary: Baycrest Drive
West Boundary: E. Longboat Boulevard

Picnic Island/MacDill Flight line
3025 Acres
North Boundary: Mango Ave
South Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)
East Boundary: MacDill AFB runway
West Boundary: Old Tampa Bay (body of water)

Ruskin/Wolf Creek
5816 Acres
North Boundary: Mann's Harbour Drive
South Boundary: College Avenue
East Boundary: South Tamiami Trail (U.S. 41)
West Boundary: Tampa Bay (body of water)

The mission will be flown by a twin-engine airplane at an altitude of 300 feet.
First alternate spray date: May 12, 2020
Second alternate spray date: May 13, 2020
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 container 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 Hillsborough County Mosquito Management and tips on preventing or reducing mosquitoes, visit  HCFLGov.net/Mosquito.

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