Active Mosquito Season Leads to Early Start For Nighttime Spraying Effort

Created on Monday, 23 May 2011 15:14

Contact: Collette DuValle, 317-221-2463

The Marion County Public Health Department Mosquito Control program will begin its nighttime mosquito fogging May 23, a week earlier than planned.

“With the recent rain, the resulting standing water and the increase in mosquitoes we need to begin a week early with the evening program,” said Chuck Dulla, administrator for mosquito control.

The environmentally safe nighttime program is one element of a multi-faceted mosquito control effort meant to reduce the mosquito population and limit the risk of West Nile virus. “Ideally we want to eliminate mosquitoes before they reach adulthood. The community can help us by eliminating areas of standing water where mosquitoes breed,” said Dulla.

Individuals who would like to be notified when and where the health department is spraying can call to register for a free notification service. The health department will contact those on the list when spraying will take place in their neighborhood. Interested individuals can contact the health department at (317) 221-7440 for more information.