Mosquito control intensifies control efforts | Environment
Polk County, Florida-- With the recent heavy rains, Polk County is experiencing a significant increase in biting mosquito populations, the polk County board of County Commissioners said today in a recent release.
In addition to heavy rainfall, they say we can attribute the increase in the mosquito population to floods, soil depressions and low-lying areas, which serve as ideal breeding grounds for the insect.
In an attempt to minimize the situation, the Control Section of the Parks and Natural Resources Division will conduct an aerial spraying in various areas throughout the county.
On Monday, the following cities were sprayed:
- Fort Meade
- Lake Buffum
- Bradley Junction
- West Frostproof
Today, August 1, the following areas will be sprayed:
- Lake Gibson
Tomorrow, Thursday, August 2, the following areas will be sprayed:
- Old Dade City Rd
- Winter Haven
- Lake Bonnet
- Lake Otis
- Lakeland Airport
- Lake Mariam
- West Lakeland
- Garden Grove
- Pipkin Road