(WBIR - KNOXVILLE) Mosquito spraying around two parts of Knox County originally scheduled for last Thursday, will take place Sunday night.
The Milligan Street and Asheville Highway areas are scheduled to undergo spraying after West Nile Virus was found in mosquitoes in those areas.
The Knox County Health Department is scheduled to treat those areas between 9 p.m. and midnight on Sunday. The mosquito spraying was originally scheduled for last Thursday night but officials said it had to be delayed because of equipment failure.
Follow-up spraying is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, weather permitting.
Residents in the affected areas should avoid going outside during the spraying and keep pets inside or in the backyard.
Milligan Street spray area:
North Cherry Street, north of Magnolia Avenue, west of North Beaman Street and south of I-40; Lakeside and Kirkwood Streets; and American Avenue will be treated.
Asheville Highway/Carter spray area:
Carter Mill Subdivision; Knox County's Carter Park; Strawberry Plains Pike from Asheville Highway to Carter School Road; Carter School Road from Strawberry Plains Pike to Asheville Highway; and Asheville Highway from Carter School Road to Strawberry Plains Pike will be treated Thursday. Follow-up spraying will be conducted Thursday, Oct. 10, weather permitting.