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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Mosquito spraying in Collier Co. Tuesday night

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Mosquito spraying in Collier Co. Tuesday night
Mosquito spraying in Collier Co. Tuesday night
Collier County is spraying for mosquitos in some neighborhoods Tuesday night.

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I’M PATRICK NOLANALONGSIDE JANE MONREAL.THE HEAVY RAINS WE’VE BEENENJOYING MEAN THE LITTLEBLOODSUCKERS HAVE MORE AND MOREPLACES TO GROW.THAT’S RIGHT, THEY BREED INSTANDING WATER.

AND THERE’SPLENTY OF THAT AROUND LATELY.COLLIER COUNTY IS ALREADYDEALING WITH A MASSIVE SPREAD OFTHE PESTS.SO ..

THE COLLIER COUNTYMOSQUITO CONTROL DISTRICT WILLCONDUCT A SPRAY LATER TONIGHT,SCHEDULED FOR 9 O’CLOCK...THE AREA SPANS HIGHWAY 41 ANDPARTS OF THE NAPLES BOTANICALGARDEN.

NOW WHEN THE DISTRICDOES CONTROL MISSIONS, THEY USEONE OF TWO COMMON METHODS FORAERIAL SPREADS...TONIGHT THEY’LL BE SPRAYINGDI-BROM, THAT’S THE BRAND NAMEOF ONE OF THE MOST COMMON LIQUIDINSECTICIDES AND IS USED FORKILLING ADULT MOSQUITOS.COLLIER COUNTY ALSO USES"FOURSTAR," THAT’S A TYPE OFCOMPOUND THAT KILLS LARVAEBEFORE THEY HAVE A CHANCE TOGROW.

THAT CAN BE SPREAD OVERAREAS IN GRANULES OR PLACED INBODIES OF WATER IN BRIQUETS.COLLIER COUNTY ALSO GIVES OUTMOSQUITOFISH TO RESIDENTS ONREQUEST.

THE TWO-INCH FISH USELARVAE AS THEIR MAIN FOODSOURCE.YOU MAY BE WONDERING - WHAT ARETHE BIG RISKS HERE IN SOUTHWESTFLORIDA?WITH OUR MOSTLY TROPICALCLIMATE, EXPERTS AGREE WE’RE ATHIGH RISK FOR THE "BIG TWO." THEHISTORICALLY LINGERING WEST NILEVIRUS... AND THE RELATIVELYNEWER ZIKA VIRUS - ALSO CALLEDCHIK-UN-GUN