With mosquitoes starting to become more prevalent again, the Madison County Health Department announced they will begin fogging Wednesday evening.
Trucks from the Vector Control Division of the department will start rolling at 7 p.m. and continue through midnight.
Ways to check for standing water:
- Clean out gutters and repair any water leaks
- Check for standing water around air conditioner
- If possible, fill tree holes with expandable foam
- Scrub out bird baths and flower pot dishes to remove mosquito eggs or use mosquito larvicide
- Check storm shelters for standing water
- Do not overwater lawns as this can result in mosquito breeding on property and in ditches from runoff
The department said the trucks will run on weeknights, except for state and federal holidays.
Beyond fogging in neighborhoods, the health department wants residents to do their part to cut down the mosquito population.
They emphasize the three D's of the season: drain, dress and defend.
Homeowners should check their property about twice per week to look for standing water and eliminate it.
As for people, they encourage residents to "wear light-colored, tightly woven, loose-fitting clothing, including long-sleeved shirt and long pants with socks and shoes."
Additionally, they suggest having an EPA-registered insect repellant on hand.
To see where the department is planning to fog and where they have already sprayed, click here.