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Vanderburgh Co. Health Department spraying for mosquitoes this week

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VANDERBURGH CO., IN (WFIE) -

The Vanderburgh County Health Department will continue spraying for mosquitoes this week.

Weather permitting, on Wednesday, crews will be on the west side in an area bound by Rollett Lane, Broadway Avenue, Tieman Avenue, South Barker, Koressel Road, and Ogden Avenue.

Thursday they'll be on the south side near East Riverside.

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. (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.

The health department says sample pools show there are mosquitoes with West Nile Virus in Vanderburgh, as well at 17 other Indiana counties.

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