Another round of mosquito testing finds more cases of West Nile Virus in Vanderburgh County. This is the fourth positive sample group this season.
The Vanderburgh County Health Department is now planning to spray two Evansville neighborhoods.
The spraying will be within two areas. Area one is within E. Walnut St., Vann Ave., Washington Ave., and Boeke Rd. Area two is bound by Lincoln Ave., S. Lombard Ave., Monroe Ave., and Vann Ave.
Both areas will be fogged Friday, September 15, from 8 p.m. until around 12 a.m.
If weather gets in the way, the fogging will take place this weekend around the same times.
The Vanderburgh County Health Department has tips to protect yourself from mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus:
- Limit time outdoors between duck 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 less than 2 months of age, and those containing Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus should not be used on infants less than 3 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.
You can find more information by calling (812) 435-5667 or clicking here for the Vanderburgh County Health Department website.