West Knoxville neighborhood added to mosquito spray schedule

(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The Knox County Health Department said the latest lab report has confirmed the presence of the West Nile virus in mosquitoes in the Rocky Hill area of West Knoxville.

The health department said they will spray for mosquitoes in that area on Thursday, October 13 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting. In addition to the Rocky Hill area, the Fairmont Boulevard and Fourth Avenue areas, which were previously scheduled, will also be treated Thursday.

“While cooler temperatures at night are keeping some mosquitoes at bay, we encourage the public to continue to fight the bite until we get our first hard frost, which should kill most of the adult mosquitoes,” said Knox County Health Department Vector Control Supervisor Andrea Woodard. “Continuing with these preventive measures is especially important since we’re still seeing West Nile virus in our mosquitoes.”

Signs will be posted in the affected neighborhoods to alert residents, who are asked to stay inside during spraying and keep pets inside or in the backyard, according to the health department.

Thursday, October 13

Rocky Hill


Sentry Lane; Antrim Way; Red Bay Way; Tranquilla Drive; Hampson Lane; Redeemer Lane; Pinner Drive; Scottie Lane; Hawthorne Drive; Ownby Lane; Alki Lane; Dukesbury Drive; Kingsbury Drive; Queensbury Drive; Scotsbury Circle; Village Drive; Covington Drive; Wilmington Drive; and Rocky Hill Ballfields will be treated Thursday, Oct. 13. Follow-up spraying is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 27, weather permitting.

Fairmont Boulevard


Mineral Springs Avenue from Walker Boulevard to Whittle Springs Road; Walker Boulevard from Mineral Springs Avenue to Powers Street; Montclair Avenue; Underwood Place; White Oak Lane; Valley View Drive from Whittle Springs Road to White Oak Lane; McCampbell Avenue; Upland Avenue; Tecoma Drive; Arbor Place; Maxwell Street; Emoriland Boulevard east of Kuhlman Street; Fairmont Boulevard from Kuhlman Street to Maxwell Street; Avondale from Whittle Springs to Maxwell Street; Boright Place; Boright Drive from Whittle Springs Road to Maxwell Street; McNutt Street; Brunswick Street; Whitney Place; Forestdale Avenue from Whittle Springs Road to Maxwell Street; Edgewood Avenue from Barton Street to Maxwell Street; Barton Street from Edgewood to Fairmont; Albert Avenue from Barton Street to Fairview Street; Nickerson Avenue from Barton Street to Bellevue Street; Fairview Street from Nickerson Avenue to Edgewood Avenue; Clearview Street; Orlando Street; Bellevue Street; Derieux Drive; Seymour Avenue; Sandra Avenue; Shaw Drive; Fontana Street; Fairwood Avenue; Powers Street; and Miami Street will be treated Thursday, Oct. 13. This is a follow-up treatment.

Fourth Avenue


Cooper Street north of West Fifth Avenue; West Fifth Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street; West Fourth Avenue; Elm Street; Marion Street; Dameron Avenue; Hatton Avenue; Burgess Avenue; Baxter Avenue from Elm Street to Wray Street; Lee Street; and Bernard Avenue will be treated Thursday, Oct. 13. This is a follow-up treatment.

Tuesday, October 18

Milligan Street


Summit Avenue; Turner Street; Mundy Street; Nichols Avenue; North Harrison Street; Washington Avenue east of Cherry Street; Jefferson Avenue east of Cherry Street; Woodbine Avenue east of Cherry Street; East Fifth Avenue east of Cherry Street; Milligan Street north of East Magnolia Avenue; North Hembree Street north of East Magnolia Avenue; North Elmwood Street; North Castle Street north of Cherry Street; North Mary Street north of Magnolia Avenue; North Beaman Street north of Magnolia Avenue; Manor Drive; Crawford Avenue; Lakeside Street north of East Magnolia Avenue; Hampton Avenue; Kirkwood Street north of East Magnolia Avenue; American Avenue; and Knoxville Zoo Drive will be treated Tuesday, Oct. 18. This is a follow-up treatment.

Thursday, October 20

West Emory Road


Country Run Circle; Country Walk Drive; Sevilla Road; Mayview Drive; Madora Drive; Overton Lane; Verton Drive; Top Hat Way; Morton View Lane; Belinda Road; Betenia Road; Granville Conner Road; Windwood Drive; Windgate Court; Bellwether Way; Shady Lane; Helen Drive; Collier Road (from West Emory Road to Helen Drive); Gill Road; Bryant Terrace; Tabeel Terrace Lane; Gill Lane; Galaxy Way; Fersner Road; John Road; Sharp Road (from West Emory Road to Emerald Forest Lane); Emerald Forest Lane; Spring Street; Wells Drive; Levy Drive; Ewing Road (from Spring Street to Driftwood Drive); Brickyard Road (from Levy Drive to Powell Drive); and Commerce Road will be treated Thursday, Oct. 20. This is a follow-up treatment.

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