Vanderburgh Co. Health Department Spraying for Mosquitos Tonight
The apocalypse has begun for mosquitos.
While West Nile Virus was the big scare a few years ago, the risk of it is still very real. That's why the Vanderburgh Co. Health Department will be embarking on an "Adulticiding" operation tonight.
The goal of this is to obviously curb heavy mosquito activity. According to City of Evansville News Release:
The Vanderburgh County Health Department will be performing Adult Mosquito Control (adulticiding) in an area where significant mosquito activity has been found. There have not been any sample groups of mosquitoes collected from surveillance traps within Vanderburgh County test positive for West Nile Virus yet this year. There have been 24 other counties in Indiana with positive samples. The adulticiding operation will take place the evening of Wednesday July 26, 2017, weather permitting. Fogging will be conducted during the hours of 8:00PM and 12:00AM.
The fogging will be within an area bound by Washington Ave., Hwy 41 South, Covert Ave, and South Garvin St. If weather conditions prevent completion of the adulticiding on the designated date, fogging will resume on the next available day.
If you live on those areas, don't be alarmed if you see some strange activity happening. It's just the health department doing their job.