(WBIR - Knox County) Follow-up mosquito spraying scheduled for Thursday evening in Knox County has been canceled due to low temperatures. The Knox County Health Department announced the cancellation because it said rain and temperatures around 55 degrees can limit the effectiveness of mosquito spraying.
Environmental Health Director Ronnie Nease said residents should continue to protect themselves because mosquitoes are still active in some areas. Nease said these precautions include wearing long pants, long-sleeved shirts and socks, and using a mosquito repellant containing DEET when outside.
The areas originally scheduled for Thursday's follow-up spraying:
North Cherry Street, north of Magnolia Avenue, west of North Beaman Street and south of I-40; Lakeside and Kirkwood Streets; and American Avenue
Arthur Harmon Road, Crossfield Drive, Konda Drive, Karla Drive, Kimberlin Heights Road and Twin Leaf Lane
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
Subdivisions include Amber Woods, Bayview West, Choto Farms, Heron's Point, Livery, Mallard Bay, Tanglewood, Walnut Grove and the Woods at Montgomery Cove
Cumberland Estates/Robindale Road:
Cumberland Estates subdivision (all areas within Royalview Road, Robindale Road, Willowdale Drive, Silverhill Drive, Newberry Road, Landon Drive and Palmetto Boulevard); Short Road; High Drive; and Nickle Road from Western Avenue to High Drive