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The Vanderburgh County Health Department's Mosquito Control Division is focusing its efforts on habitat elimination, education, and treatment of stagnant or standing water as these are the most effective forms of mosquito control.  Surveillance for West Nile Virus activity is ongoing, and mosquito adulticiding will be performed when deemed necessary.

To reduce the risk of transmission of disease by mosquitoes, The Health Department recommends residents:

  • Be Smart.  Take special precautions when outdoors between dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are most active;
  • Be Safe.  Use insect repellant containing DEET, Picaridin, or Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus.  Products containing DEET should not be used on infants <2 months of age and those containing Oil of Lemon Eucalyptus should not be used on infants <3 years of age; and
  • Be Certain.  Make sure your property is free of any standing water, which could be breeding grounds for the mosquitoes that carry disease such as West Nile Virus.  Empty flowerpots, buckets, old tires, and clogged gutters.

West Nile Virus Quick Facts

 West Nile Virus trifold brochure  

Vanderburgh County residents are asked to report mosquito activity or problems in their area
to the Vanderburgh County Health Department at (812) 435-5695.  Thank you.


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Last updated: 9/13/2016 3:11:21 PM