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Mosquitoes test positive for West Nile in Vanderburgh Co.

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Spraying will take place within the red around on July 17. Spraying will take place within the red around on July 17.

A sample pool of mosquitoes collected within Vanderburgh County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. The Vanderburgh County Health Department will be performing focused adult mosquito control (adulticiding) in the area where West Nile activity has been found. The adulticiding operation will take place the evening of July 17, 2013, weather permitting. Fogging will begin approximately at 8:00PM and conclude by 12:00AM.

The spraying will be within an area bound by Mesker Park Dr., Folz Rd., West Mill Rd.,Saint Joseph Ave., and Allens Ln. A map of the area has been included with this release. If weather conditions prevent completion of the adulticiding on the designated date, fogging will resume on the next available day.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department will continue to focus its efforts on habitat elimination, education, and treatment of stagnant or standing water as these are the most effective forms of mosquito control.

The Health Department is asking residents to:

  • Limit time outdoors between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Where light colored clothing, pants, and long sleeves when possible.
  • Use insect repellant containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus. (Products containing DEET should not be used on infants aged <2 months of age and those containing Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus should not be used on infants <3 years of age); and
  • Make sure your property is free of any standing water, which could be breeding grounds for mosquitoes that carry the virus. Empty flowerpots, buckets, old tires, trash cans, and clogged gutters. Keep the grass cut and landscaping trimmed as adult mosquitoes use overgrown areas as safe places to rest.

For additional information please call 435-5667, or visit the VCHD website at:

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