Evansville, August 15, 2012 – In cooperation with volunteer agencies, the Vanderburgh County Health Department will be canvassing neighborhoods handing out information on West Nile Virus and Mosquito control. Efforts will begin in neighborhoods on the South East side of Evansville where there has been high mosquito activity. Volunteer agencies participating are the CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team) and MRC (Medical Reserve Corps). The area being canvassed was chosen due to significant mosquito activity and positive mosquito pools for West Nile in that area.
Adult Mosquito control spraying will also continue in the area. Weather permitting, the area being sprayed tonight is within an area bound by Pollack Ave., I-164, Boeke Avenue, and US Hwy 41. The area being sprayed may be expanded as conditions dictate.
The Health Department urges you to follow these simple guidelines to reduce your chances of coming into contact with mosquitoes:
SOURCE: Vanderburgh County Health Department