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Vanderburgh County Health Department Vector Control Adulticiding Notification

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Evansville, September 10, 2013 – The Vanderburgh County Health Department is continuing to perform Adult Mosquito Control (Adulticiding) in areas where significant mosquito or West Nile Virus activity has been found. Adulticiding operations will begin Thursday, September 12th, 2013, weather permitting, in targeted areas of the City of

Evansville. Spraying will begin approximately at 8:00 PM and conclude by 12:00 AM.

Area #1 is bound by E. Louisiana St., Hwy 41N, E. Lloyd Expwy., and N. Garvin St.

Area #2 is bound by Carolina Ave., Park St., Bower Ln., Hobart Ave., Huber Ave., Idlewild Dr., N. First Ave., and W. Diamond Ave.

Maps of the areas to be sprayed are included with this release.

If weather conditions prevent spraying on Thursday, September 12th, the Health Department will spray on the next available day.

The Health Department urges you to follow these simple guidelines to reduce your chances of coming into contact with mosquitoes:

 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

 Reduce breeding habitats by emptying buckets, removing discarded tires, and changing the water in wading pools and bird baths once a week. 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:

www.vanderburghcounty.in.gov/mosquitoes

www.vanderburghcounty.in.gov/health