Lex. Mosquito-Spraying schedule

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Lexington-Fayette County Health Department announced they will begin spraying for mosquitoes throughout the summer, to control the bloodsucking population.

They said the spraying will start from 3 to 6 in the morning, since that’s when mosquitoes are most active.

Below are the dates and zip codes that will be treated, but the Health Department added that they’ll only be able to spray for the insects if the wind speed is less than 10 mph, and the temperature is greater than 55 degrees F. Rain and heavy fog, they mentioned, would also prohibit them from properly spraying.

The Health Department reported that the y will be using the spray ‘Duet’, produced by Clarke Mosquito Control. The spray, officials say, contains an ingredient to excite mosquitoes into flying around, where the airborne agent, Sumithrin, will then kill them. Officials say Duet has been tested repeatedly and thoroughly for animal and human safety, and say humans can go out immediately after Duet is sprayed without worry.  

The spray, they say, will only affect adult mosquitoes that are in the air at the time of the spraying – this is why many zip codes will be sprayed more than once.

June 30 – 40504, 40510,40511

July 1 – 40503, 40508, 40513, 40514

July 2 – 40505, 40511

July 7 – 40502, 40509

July 8 – 40505

July 9 – 40517, 40502, 40515

July 14 – 40503, 40508, 40513, 40514

July 15 – 40504, 40510, 40511

July 16 – 40503, 40515

July 21 – 40505, 40511

July 22 – 40502, 40509

July 23 – 40505

July 28 – 40504, 40510, 40511

July 29 – 40503, 40515

July 30 – 40505, 40511

 

The Health Department would like to remind everyone to get rid of standing water, where mosquitoes lay their eggs.  In places where elimination of standing water cannot occur, such as a pond, water can be treated with a chemical that kills mosquito larvae.

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