Mosquito Control Spraying By Air the Evening of May 15
Hillsborough County, Fla. (May 12, 2017) - Hillsborough County Mosquito Control will treat areas of South Tampa, MacDill Air Force Base, and Hookers Point Monday, May 15 between 8:15 p.m. and 1 a.m. by air. The product Dibrom will be used to control adult mosquitoes on roughly 5,950 acres in South Tampa, 5,528 acres at MacDill Air Force Base, and 10,414 acres at Hookers Point. If weather or mechanical issues prevent this treatment Monday, the mission will be rescheduled for Tuesday, May 16, or Wednesday, May 17, between 8:15 p.m. and 1 a.m.
The boundaries of the South Tampa areas to be sprayed are:
- North Boundary: West Gandy Boulevard
- South Boundary: MacDill Air Force Base
- East Boundary: Hillsborough Bay (body of water)
- West Boundary: Picnic Island
The boundaries of MacDill Air Force Base to be sprayed are:
- North Boundary: North Boundary Road
- South Boundary: Flagpole Road
- East Boundary: Bayshore Boulevard
- West Boundary: West Boundary Road
The boundaries of Hookers Point to be sprayed are:
- North Boundary: Selmon Expressway
- South Boundary: Riverview Drive
- East Boundary: South 78th Street
- West Boundary: Hillsborough Bay (body of water)
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.