Health department to spray for mosquitos on west side starting Wednesday | Health
The Vanderburgh County Health Department is continuing to perform Adult Mosquito Control (Adulticiding). Adulticiding operations will begin Wednesday, August 14, weather permitting, in targeted residential areas of the City of Evansville. Fogging will begin approximately at 8:00 PM and conclude by 12:00 AM.
Area #1 is bound by N. Fulton Ave., W. Maryland St., and Pigeon Creek to the north and west. Area #2 includes Allens Lane from Grove St. to St. Joseph Ave. and the side streets along that section including North 11th and 12th Avenues, Crowley Rd., Westbrook Rd., Myrtle Ave., and Grove St.
If weather conditions prevent spraying on Wednesday, August 14, 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. (Products containing DEET should not be used on infants under two months of age and those containing Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus should not be used on infants under three years of age)
- 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.