The Knox County Health Department plans to once again spray for mosquitoes in part of south and east Knox County already sprayed.
The follow-up spraying is designed to help reduce the mosquito population in areas where the West Nile Virus has been detected.
The areas to be sprayed Thursday night are listed below. Signs will posted in the area. Residents are asked to stay inside during spraying and keep pets inside or in the backyard.
(WBIR-Knoxville) The Knox County Health Department plans to spray for mosquitoes in east and south Knoxville to stop the spread of West Nile Virus.
Crews will spray the affected areas on Thursday between 9 p.m. and midnight in east Knoxville. They will also spray areas in south Knoxville where a lab report confirmed mosquitoes earlier this month.
The latest lab report has confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes in the Milligan Street area of east Knoxville.
West Nile Virus is a mosquito-borne disease that can infect humans, horses and birds. The health department is advising people to wear appropriate clothing and repellant when mosquitoes are present, dispose or empty any containers holding water, make sure roof gutters drain properly, and change water in birdbaths at least once a week.
Workers will post signs in the affected areas to alert residents. Officials are asking people to stay inside and keep pets inside or in the backyard during spraying.
Spray areas listed below:
East Knoxville Spraying
- North Cherry Street
- North of Magnolia Avenue
- West of North Beaman Street
- South of I-40
- Lakeside Street
- Kirkwood Streets
- American Avenue
Crews will conduct a follow-up spray Thursday, July 11.
South Knoxville Follow-up Spraying
- Arthur Harmon Road
- Crossfield Drive
- Konda Drive
- Karla Drive
- Kimberlin Heights Road
- Twin Leaf Lane