Mosquito spraying to resume in Memphis - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mosquito spraying to resume in Memphis

Health Department teams will begin adulticiding (spraying with EPA approved product) in portions of specific zip codes in the Memphis area between 9:00 p.m. and midnight on Thursday night (August 4, 2005), weather permitting. It is anticipated that spraying will resume on Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9, (with weather permitting) until specific zip codes listed below have been sprayed.

The areas to be sprayed were chosen based upon mosquito surveillance and testing. Presence of high number of Culex mosquitoes (trap counts) and the identification of West Nile Virus infected mosquitoes indicate increased risk of human infection. Spraying will be conducted in these areas to reduce that risk. Spray trucks will be in portions of the following zip codes:

38104, 38106, 38109, 38111, 38112, 38114, 38116, 38117, 38118, 38131, and 38132

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