Department of Public Health and Wellness to Spray for Mosquitoes

Updated, September 13, 2013

Fogging Hotline 574-6641
 
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Public Health and Wellness will fog the following areas:

Iroquois Area - This Area Has Been Completed

North - Bluegrass Ave.
South - Palatka Rd.
East - 3rd Street
West - Oswago Circle/Iroquois Park/Manslick Rd.

Fogging is usually conducted within a 7 to 10 day period. If fogging activities are canceled due to weather conditions, they will usually be rescheduled for the following weekday evening.

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.

Mosquito fogging is done between dusk and dawn.

Mosquito fogging cannot be done if it is raining, if wind speeds exceed 10 miles per hour or if evening temperatures are above 85°F.

Workers will be spraying Zenivex, 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.

For more information, please call the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness' Mosquito Control Program at 574-6650.

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