Health department releases mosquito-spraying schedule for August

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To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities throughout the summer, according to a press release. Spraying occurs at 3 – 6 a.m.

The schedule for Aug. 8-29 is:

Aug. 8: 40504, 40510, 40511

Aug. 13: 40503

Aug. 14: 40505, 40511

Aug. 15: 40502, 40509

Aug. 20: 40505, 40511

Aug. 21: 40502, 40517, 40515

Aug. 22: 40508, 40503, 40513, 40514

Aug. 27: 40504, 40510, 40511

Aug. 28: 40503

Aug. 29: 40502, 40509

Click here to see the spraying routes within each zip code.

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 also conducts surveys in neighborhoods around Lexington to identify standing water problems that can serve as a location for mosquitoes to lay their eggs. Elimination of standing water is the ultimate goal, but in areas where standing water cannot be eliminated the water can be treated to kill mosquito larvae with a chemical called a larvicide. The mosquito spray used by the health department only affects the mosquitoes that are in the air at the time of spraying.

To report a standing water problem in your neighborhood, please call the Division of Environmental Health and Protection at (859) 231-9791.

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