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SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. — Mosquitoes carrying West Nile Virus have been confirmed in Shelby County.

The mosquitoes that tested positive were found within ZIP code 38107.

The health department has released its spraying schedule:

Monday, June 9th
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38104, 38105, 38107, 38108, 38112, 38122

Tuesday, June 10th
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Code: 38127

Wednesday, June 11th
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Codes: 38111, 38117, 38118, 38119

Thursday, June 12th
8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
ZIP Code: 38109

Health officials suggest those with lung problems like asthma stay inside during spraying.

If you do not want your residence sprayed, call 901-222-9715.

To help control the mosquito population, dispose of standing water. Empty and refill bird baths weekly, and pets’ water dishes every few days.

If you have an ornamental pool, you can get free Gambusia fish from the Vector Control Program (call the number above for availability).


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