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Lee County Mosquito Control District
15191 Homestead Road
Lee County Mosquito Control District is committed to improving the quality of life, facilitating outdoor activities and protecting the public health in our community by implementing environmentally sound practices that control mosquitoes throughout Lee Co...
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Jim Burgess is our FMCA WNV Task Force representative and has established an e-mail information forwarding system to update Mosquito Control personnel on arbovirus current events.
If you wish to be added to his e-mail list, please e-mail James or call him requesting to be added to his distribution list.
239-694-2174, ext. 162
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Mr. James Burgess, Arbovirus Surveillance Coordinator, LCMCD,
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Probably not, said James Burgess, supervisor of disease surveillance for the Lee County Mosquito Control District.
"I'd say they're the same mosquito, just maybe bigger and healthier," Burgess
"With the drought, it's been a slow season for us this year," Burgess
"We're slowly catching up," Burgess
Up to now, freshwater mosquitoes have been the main pest, so the county's islands have been pretty mosquito free.
"I haven't noticed them at all - but there's still definitely no-see-ums," said Jimmy Jensen co-owner of Jensen's Twin Palms Resort & Marina
and Jensen's On the Gulf on Captiva."I usually know when the mosquitoes are bad, but I haven't noticed them yet."
That's not likely to last.
"This week we had some of our highest tides - south and southwest winds from tropical lows pushed a lot of water in," Burgess
"Drought is not good for business, because we lose that natural predator help," Burgess
said."Things will have to reflood, and the dragonfly nymphs and fish will have to build up."
On a more positive side, Burgess
has detected no mosquito-borne diseases in the county.
"Knock on wood," he
Local & State: Soggy September has taken its toll on variety of activities
"Most people aren't aware culex lay eggs in standing water unlike pest mosquitoes, who lay their eggs at the edge of water and wait for it to be flooded," said Lee County mosquito surveillance officer Jim Burgess.
FMCA Board of Directors
Southwest Regional Representative: Jim Burgess