Life Bites

How To Protect Yourself From Mosquito-Borne Illnesses

West Nile virus has been detected in Sarasota County. Here are some tips for keeping these pesky insects at bay.

08/09/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Reality Bites

Is Sarasota's Mosquito Population Growing?

Two recent outbreaks have caused mosquito control staffers to apply treatments, while warning of bites and potential disease.

03/22/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Health News

Health Officials Issue Mosquito-Borne Illnesses Advisory

The Sarasota Department of Health reminds residents and visitors to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take basic precautions to help limit exposure.

11/03/2020 By Staff

Made in Sarasota

Made in Sarasota: MosquitoPaQ Sunscreen and Repellant

Summer just got more bearable.

03/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Out for Blood

Zika Has Landed

The disease is just the latest threat in Florida’s long-running war against mosquitoes.

08/22/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Everett Dennison

Swat!

You Can Win the War Against Mosquitoes in Bromeliads

Advice from Selby Gardens’ horticulture director on eradicating the pesky mosquitoes that live in the tropical plants.

06/03/2016 By Ilene Denton