Lexington-Fayette Health Department Announces Mosquito Spraying Schedule

Late summer and fall are prime times for disease-carrying mosquitoes, so Purdue University experts recommend people take precautions for themselves and their pets and livestock. Mosquitoes can transmit a variety of illnesses to people and animals, including West Nile virus, and Eastern and Western encephalitis. (Photo/USDA-Agricultural Research Service)
Late summer and fall are prime times for disease-carrying mosquitoes, so Purdue University experts recommend people take precautions for themselves and their pets and livestock. Mosquitoes can transmit a variety of illnesses to people and animals, including West Nile virus, and Eastern and Western encephalitis. (Photo/USDA-Agricultural Research Service)
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Updated: 7/01/2013 4:12 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer. Spraying will start in the evening hours when mosquitoes are most active.

Spraying is scheduled to occur July 2nd through August 1st.

Tuesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 3rd,  3:00am - 6:00am
Zip Codes:  40502, 40517 40508, 40503, 40513, & 40514

Tuesday, July 9th, Wednesday, July 10th, and Thursday, July 11th, 3:00am - 6:00am
Zip Codes:  40504, 40510, 40511 40503 40511, 40505

Tuesday, July 16th, Wednesday, July 17th and Thursday July 18th, 3:00am - 6:00am
Zip Codes:  40502, 40509 40505 40502, 40517

Tuesday, July 23rd, Wednesday, July 24th, and Thursday, July 25th, 3:00am - 6:00am
Zip Codes:  40508, 40503, 40513, & 40514 40504, 40510, 40511 40503

Tuesday, July 30th, Wednesday, July 31st, and Thursday, August 1st, 3:00am - 6:00am
Zip Codes: 40511, 40505 40502, 40509 40505

Portions of the above-listed zip codes are treated during the scheduled spray route. To view the scheduled spray routes, please visit www.lexingtonhealthdepartment.org.

For spraying to be held, the wind speed must be less than 10 mph, the temperature must be greater than 55o F and there can be no rain or dense fog.

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department uses Duet, a spray produced by Clarke Mosquito Control. Duet features a component that stimulates resting mosquitoes in trees and foliage, causing them to fly into the air and come into contact with the spray’s mosquito-killing agent, sumithrin. Duet has been rigorously tested for human and animal safety and is registered for outdoor residential and recreational areas. Humans can go outside immediately after Duet is sprayed, and the product is not corrosive or staining, so there should be no damage to cars or houses.

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