SCHD will conduct mosquito control activities, including truck-mounted spraying (adulticiding) of EPA-approved insecticides, weather permitting*, in portions of specific ZIP codes according to the following schedule: Week of October 8: Monday, October 8th - 38053, 38127 Tuesday, October 9th - Spraying cancelled due to wind speed over 11 mph Wednesday, October 10th - 38018, 38138, 38139, 38125 Thursday, October 11th - 38128, 38135, 38134
Truck mounted spraying only effectively kills adult mosquitoes currently flying at the time the insecticide is released. Because of this, residents are highly encouraged to be vigilant as it relates to controlling mosquito populations around their homes and businesses. Individuals are encouraged to practice the 4 D’s:
DEFEND yourself by using insect repellent with DEET. Follow label instructions.
DRESS in long sleeves and pants. Wear loose and light colored clothing when outdoors.
DUSK/DAWN is the time when mosquitoes are most active. Stay indoors.
DRAIN standing water and install or repair window screens.
If you would like to request an inspection of your property, or the property you believe to be a problem, please call 901-222-9715.
* To ensure the insecticide is most effective, the scheduled spraying will be canceled if any of the following weather conditions are present for the majority of the schedule spray time: