Vanderburgh County Health Department Vector Control Adulticiding Notification



Evansville, September 13, 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 Monday, September 16th, 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.

The area to be sprayed is bound by E. Riverside Dr., S. Kentucky Ave., Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy (I-164), Howard St., Culver Dr., and Emmett St. A map of the area to be sprayed is included with this release.

If weather conditions prevent spraying on Monday, September 16th, 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: