FISHERS, Ind. -- Multiple locations in Hamilton County have tested positive for West Nile virus and health department officials are spraying to help keep the mosquitoes away and the risk of it spreading down.
Summer testing has revealed eleven areas in the county where mosquitoes were carrying the virus, although no human cases have been reported.
Those areas include three in Fishers, three in Noblesville, two in Carmel, two in Westfield and one in Arcadia.
Spraying began at the end of July for the areas in Noblesville and Carmel and will continue this week for Westfield and Fishers. Areas within a one-mile radius of the positive sample sites will be sprayed.
You can view maps of the spray areas in the links below.
|Reported Date||CitySample Location / Area||Spray Schedule|
|7/21/2017||Arcadia Spray Map||Arcadia||07/23/2017|
|7/27/2017||Greenfield Ave & Summer Rd||Noblesville||7/28/2017|
|7/28/2017||103rd & New Jersey||Carmel||7/31/2017|
|7/28/2017||116th & Shelborne Rd||Carmel||7/31/2017|
|08/02/2017||Prairie Lakes Sub & 146th||Noblesville||08/02/2017|
|08/07/2017||Asa Bales Park area||Westfield||08/08/2017|
|08/08/2017||116th & Hoosier Rd||FIshers||08/09/2017|
Spray Schedule Information from the Hamilton County Health Department
- All spraying activities are weather forecast dependent related to precipitation and wind speed.
- All spraying has an approximate start time of 8:30 p.m or local sunset.
- In the event of inclement weather (high winds or precipitation) individual routes will be rescheduled on the following business day.
- Please be aware that nuisance biting activity is increasing and that the Hamilton County Health Department only adulticide sprays for mosquitoes in known areas of positive West Nile Virus activity.
You can sign up to receive Text and Email of spray schedule updates by using the NOTIFY ME button on the Hamilton County homepage and select "Health Updates" from the News Flash list.