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More mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus in Vanderburgh County

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A sample pool of mosquitoes collected within Vanderburgh County has tested positive for West Nile Virus. This is the second sample pool to test positive in Vanderburgh County this year.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department will be performing focused adult mosquito control in the area where West Nile activity has been found Saturday, August 17. Spraying will being around 8:00PM and should be finished by midnight.

Area #1 is bound by Oak Hill Rd., Rugby Ave., Roselawn Dr., Pigeon Creek, and Glenn Ave. It will include Crown Pointe Subdivision, Lakewood, Hills, Trail Drive, and Roselawn Subdivision.

Area #2 is bound by N. Boeke Rd., Pigeon Creek, Welworth Ave., N. Villa Dr., and E. Oregon St. It will include Pine Lake Estates Subdivision. Maps of the areas to be sprayed have been included with this release.

If weather conditions prevent spraying on Saturday, the Health Department will spray on the next available day.

The Health Department is asking residents to:

Limit time outdoors between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active. Wear light colored clothing, pants, and long sleeves when possible.

Use insect repellant containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.     

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.

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