Knoxville schedules mosquito spraying for Thursday night

Knoxville schedules mosquito spraying for Thursday night

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Mosquito spraying is scheduled in three different parts of Knox County this week after lab reports confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus.

The health department says they will spray Thursday night between 9 p.m. and midnight in the Halls and Beaver Ridge communities.

Beaver Ridge Spray Area

Greywolfe Drive, Hunters Trail, Saddle Creek Pass, Brookfield Crossing, Bridle Court, Wittenham Drive, Wycliffe Court, Shielingworth Court, Shalidar Drive and a portion of Meredith Road will be treated Thursday night. Follow-up spraying will be conducted August 22.

Halls Spray Area

Homestead Drive, Hallbrook Road, Arlie Drive, Zirkle Drive, Marshall Drive, a portion of Old Maynardville Pike, and the areas around Halls Middle and Halls High Schools will be treated Thursday night. Follow-up spraying will be conducted August 22.

Follow-up spray near I-275

Cooper Street north of West Fifth Avenue; West Fifth Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street; West Fourth Avenue; Elm Street; Marion Street; Dameron Avenue; Hatton Avenue; Burgess Avenue; Baxter Avenue from Elm Street to Wray Street; Lee Street; and Bernard Avenue are scheduled for follow-up spraying Thursday night.

Signs will be posted in affected neighborhoods to alert residents.

Officials say people should stay inside during spraying and keep pets inside or in the backyard.

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