Mosquito Spraying Schedule
Mosquito spraying will be done on an as-needed basis weeknights from 7 until 10:00 p.m. Ponds and storm drains will be treated during the spring and summer. Alleys will be sprayed instead of streets where applicable. No spraying will occur during high winds or rain.
The product the city uses is supplied by Clarke Mosquito Control. Clarke products meet quality standards described in Title 40 Chapter 1 of the Federal Regulations, Part 158 section 175.
CDC Mosquito Truck Spraying Fact Sheet
State health officials are urging Hoosiers again this year to take steps to protect themselves from West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. Health officials recommend that Hoosiers avoid being outdoors during prime mosquito biting times, dusk to dawn, when possible.
Individuals are also advised to take the following protective steps when they are outdoors:
- Apply insect repellent containing DEET, picaradin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to clothes and exposed skin
- Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants
Zika Virus (State of Indiana)
Zika virus disease is a disease caused by Zika virus that is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito. The yellow fever mosquito is the most important vector, but the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) can also transmit the virus. The virus can also be spread from infected men and women to their sex partners or from an infected pregnant mother to her baby. Most people infected with Zika virus do not experience symptoms. About 1 in 5 will have a mild, self-limiting illness characterized by fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). There is no vaccine or specific treatment currently available for Zika.
In May 2015, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) issued an alert regarding the first confirmed Zika virus infection in Brazil and on Feb 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern. Local transmission has now been reported in many other countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean. Zika virus likely will continue to spread to new areas.
Because established populations of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are not present in our State, the risk of widespread local transmission of Zika virus occurring in Indiana is low. However, the Indiana State Department of Health is working on multiple fronts to be ready to prevent, detect and respond to cases of Zika infection. We hope that the information on this website is helpful in answering your questions about Zika virus.