Evansville, July 9, 2012 – Evidence of West Nile Virus has been found in Vanderburgh County. A total of two pools of mosquitoes from the same location were found to be positive for the virus. To date, over 1400 mosquitos have been submitted by the Vanderburgh County Health Department for West Nile Virus testing. The Vanderburgh County Health Department is going to perform focused adulticiding operations in areas where the samples were collected and significant mosquito activity has been verified. These adulticiding operations will take place in residential areas bound by the E. Lloyd Expwy, S. Burkhardt Rd, Newburgh Rd., the east Vanderburgh County line, Outer Lincoln Ave, & Fuquay Rd. Operations will include Kirkwood Lakes Estates and Kirkwood Subdivision. The adulticiding operations will take place the evening of July 11, 2012, weather permitting. If the treatments cannot be completed on the designated date, they will resume on the next available day.
The Vanderburgh County Health Department will continue to focus its efforts on habitat elimination, education, and treatment of stagnant or standing water as these are the most effective forms of mosquito control.
The Health Department continues to ask residents to:
Map of area that will receive adulticiding operations