Health department fogging for mosquitoes on west side - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Health department fogging for mosquitoes on west side

The Vanderburgh County Health Department is fogging for mosquitoes on the west side Wednesday night.  

It's where a batch of mosquitoes tested positive for West Nile Virus. The area is bordered by Mesker Park Drive, Folz Road, West Mill, St. Joe Avenue, and Allens Lane.  

Health officials say if you live in this area, it's best to stay inside during the fogging. They are scheduled to fog the area until midnight.

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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