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Public Health and Wellness to Begin Residential Mosquito Fogging Monday
Friday June 28, 2013
Weather permitting, the Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will begin fogging residential areas for mosquitoes Monday night, July 1. The Shawnee, South Dixie Beach, Sylvania Park and Cave Hill Cemetery areas will be fogged. Boundaries of the areas to be fogged are as follows:
North - W. Market St.
South - Broadway
East- 34th St.
West –Southwestern Parkway
South Dixie Beach
North – Stites Station
South – Katherine Station
East- Kulmer Beach, Abbott Beach, and Dixie Beach
West –Ohio River
North – Murray/Lower Hunters Trace
South – Greenwood Rd.
East- Terry Rd.
West –Greenbelt Highway
Cave Hill Cemetery
North-Lexington Ave. and Payne St.
West-Baxter Ave. and Bardstown Rd.
Mosquito fogging is done between dusk and dawn. Fogging cannot be done if it is raining, if wind speeds exceed 10 miles per hour or if evening temperatures are above 85°. If fogging activities are canceled due to weather conditions, they will usually be rescheduled for the following weekday evening.
In determining where to fog, the Department of Public Health and Wellness uses surveillance data, such as counts of mosquitoes in traps distributed throughout the metro area. Workers will be spraying a synergized synthetic pyrethroid. This product offers a very low toxicity and odor. Pyrethroids can be used for public health mosquito control programs without posing unreasonable risks to human health. It is registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Kentucky Department of Agriculture for use in adult mosquito control programs. This product is biodegradable.
Citizens wishing to receive phone notification of fogging in their area as well as other important community notification alerts can sign up at https://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx?groupid=kQgqqvlabhKHJciBj0wZEQ%3d%3d. The Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness will post areas to be fogged throughout the summer on its website http://louisvilleky.gov/health. Citizens may also phone the fogging hotline at 574-6641 or call MetroCall at 311 to report a specific mosquito problem.
During fogging operations PLEASE:
• Keep children away from the fogging vehicle.
• Park your vehicle off the street when possible.
• Do not tailgate or follow the fogging vehicles.
• Do not stop the fogging truck while it is fogging.
• Go inside and remain indoors while the fogging vehicle is in the neighborhood.