More mosquito spraying planned for Knox County

More mosquito spraying planned for Knox County

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Knox County Health Department will spray for mosquitoes in five areas on Thursday night.

Officials will spray between 9:00 p.m. and midnight in the following areas, provided that the temperature is above 55 degrees:

  • Broadway Area - North of Grainger Ave. to Rider Ave. and streets adjoining to Broadway between those roads.
  • East Knox County around Milligan Street - All areas east of N. Cherry Street, north of Magnolia Avenue, west of North Beaman Street and south of I-40. Also included are Lakeside and Kirkwood Streets and American Avenue
  • Fourth Avenue area - Cooper Street north of W. 5th Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street, W. 4th Avenue, Elm Street, Marion Street, Dameron Avenue, Hatton Avenue, Burgess Avenue, Baxter Avenue from Body Street to Wray Street, Lee Street and Bernard Avenue
  • Kimberlin Heights Road/Chapman Highway - South Creek Subdivision, Kimberlin Heights Road from Tipton Station Dr. to Deadrick Road, Sagefield Drive, Crossfield Drive, Basilfield Drive, Pennyroyal Drive, Twinleaf Lane, Harmon Road, Konda Drive and Karla Drive
  • Halls - Homestead Drive, Hallbrook Road, Zirkle Drive, Marshall Drive, Arlie Drive, Old Maynardville Pike, Halls High and Middle School and Halls Library.

The health department is spraying specifically for the Culex species of mosquito, which is the main carrier of West Nile Virus.

For more information on the mosquito control program visit this website.

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