Follow up spraying is set for Sunday night, July 29, from 9:00 pm until midnight.
Another area of Knox County will be sprayed for mosquitoes, after a positive test for West Nile Virus.
This is the second time this year that Knox County neighborhoods have been sprayed to prevent the spread of West Nile Virus.
Spraying will take place Sunday, July 15, from 9 p.m. to midnight, weather permitting. Signs will be up in the affected areas to alert residents, who are asked to stay inside during spraying and to keep pets inside or in the back yard.
Follow up spraying will be done two weeks following, and a notice will be sent out at that time.
See mosquito spraying map
The spray area includes all streets in these subdivisions: Amber Woods, Bayview West, Choto Farms, Heron's Point, Livery, Mallard Bay, Tanglewood, Walnut Grove, and the Woods at Montgomery Cove.
Subdivisions NOT included are: Bailey Park, Choto Fields, Greystone Court, and Montgomery Cove.
How the Knox County Health Dept. tests for West Nile Virus:
KCHD conducts a mosquito control program during the summer months. As the weather begins to warm each spring, public
health professionals begin trapping mosquitoes around the county, testing batches weekly for West Nile Virus, a mosquito-borne disease which can infect humans, horses and birds. WNV
affected areas are sprayed with an approved mist when needed to reduce the mosquito population. From March until the first frost, larvicides also are used in areas with standing water
to prevent mosquito proliferation. Birds such as blue jays, crows and robins also are monitored for signs of WNV.