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☷ Shelby County Health Dept Tennessee - Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of May 9 2022

☷ Shelby County Health Dept Tennessee - Mosquito Control Activities Scheduled for Week of May 9 2022

Shelby County Health Dept , state Tennessee
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   SHELBY COUNTY , TN – The Shelby County Health Department’s Mosquito Control Program routinely traps and tests mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile Virus ( WNV ) as a part of a comprehensive program to limit the spread of the virus through Shelby County .  
   Mosquito Control activities begin in February each year , with the application of larvicides to ditches and standing bodies of water in order to kill mosquito larvae and decrease the adult mosquito population . These treatments are a very effective way of reducing mosquito populations . Please view our
   ArcGIS story map
    that details our mosquito control prevention work throughout the year .
   Additionally , Mosquito Control conducts truck - mounted spraying to control the spread of adult mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus . No mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus have yet been detected , but in order to proactively control mosquito populations , Mosquito Control will spray in zip codes where West Nile Virus was first detected in mosquitoes in 2022 .
   Weather permitting*
    , SCHD will conduct truck - mounted spraying of EPA - approved insecticides , in the following ZIP codes according to this schedule:
   Monday , May 9 , 2022:
   7:30 - 10:30 p . m .  
   ZIP Codes: 38128 , 38135 , 38134 , 38133
   Route Map:
   https://arcg . is/eXrK10
   Tuesday , May 10 , 2022:
    7:30 - 10:30 p . m .  
    Zip Codes: 38134 , 38135
   Route Map:
    
   https://arcg . is/izSqy
   Wednesday ,  
   May 11 , 2022:  
   7:30 - 10:30 p . m .  
   ZIP Codes: 38133 , 38134 , 38135 , 38002
   Route Map:
   https://arcg . is/195j0T
   Thursday ,  
   May 12 , 2022: 
   7:30 - 10:30 p . m .  
   ZIP Codes: 38109 , 38116 , 38128 , 38134
   Route Map:
   https://arcg . is/vOTPm
   Individuals with chronic health problems including asthma or other lung conditions may want to remain indoors during the time of spraying . Citizens who
   do not
    want their residences to be sprayed should contact the Vector Control Program by emailing
   Vector . Control@shelbycountytn . gov
    or calling ( 901 ) 222 - 9715 .
   * To ensure the insecticide is most effective , the scheduled spraying will be canceled if any of the following weather conditions are present for the majority of the schedule spray time:
   Rain chance of 65% or greater 
   Wind speeds 11mph or greater 
   Temperature less than 60 degrees Fahrenheit  
   Follow @ShelbyTNHealth on Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram for the most up - to - date cancellations of any scheduled sprayings .  
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