NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WFFT) — The City of New Haven will be spraying for mosquitoes Wednesday night, weather permitting,
On Aug. 5 from 8 – 11:30 p.m. New Haven officials are asking residents to remain inside while are in spray areas.
The Allen County Board of Health says they collect mosquito samples to test for the West Nile Virus on a regular basis.
Spraying for mosquitoes are scheduled whenever there is a possible positive test in an area,.
The boundaries for the spray area are:
• State Road 930 to the North
• Moeller Road to the South
• Sheridan to the West
• Hartzell Road to the East
If spraying is delayed due to weather, spraying will be backed up one day at a time.
Any future mosquito spraying dates will be announced by the city.
To control mosquito breeding, officials say residents can do their part by emptying flower pots and other containers, replacing water in birdbaths, cleaning out clogged gutters and eliminating other sources of standing water on their property.
Un-rimmed tires should be covered or taken to a local tire business for recycling.
Another way to prevent mosquitoes from breeding is by cleaning out swimming pools or to put a tight cover on them.
Residents are asked to also check the lids of trash and recycling containers, then make sure the lid tightly fits the container.
City officials also recommend residents wear pants and long-sleeve shirts and use insect repellent on clothes and exposed skin when spending time outside.