LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Relief from an itchy summer is in sight. The Lee County Mosquito Control District is back to work now that the weather has calmed down. Recent thunderstorms had made it difficult for them to get out into the community and spray.
The district said they're responding by the numbers. Just Tuesday alone, they received over 200 calls before noon, with the highest concentration of complaints coming from Lehigh Acres, Gateway, and North Fort Myers.
This week, they're focusing on spraying areas with the highest concentration of mosquitoes. They're targeting the adult female insects, which are the ones that bite and leave people itching for relief.
"Our trucks and our planes and helicopters are focusing more in the evening right now than in the daytime," said Shelly Redovan with the Lee County Mosquito Control District.
Redovan said they're mostly spraying at night between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m.
The district said this is the first county-wide burst they've seen this season.
If mosquitoes become a problem in and around your area, contact the Lee County Mosquito Control District at 239-694-2174, or online at lcmcd.org.