The Knox City Street Department will be out with the mosquito fogger soon. Mayor Rick Chambers said yesterday that the City is waiting for the best time to fog. They can not fog when it’s windy.
Fogging is mostly done at dusk, when the mosquitoes are out looking for food.
The spray targets flying mosquitoes and during the fogging flying mosquitoes within the treated area are killed. Of course that doesn’t mean more won’t re-enter the area after a few days.
The Mayor said that during spraying there is no need to isolate yourself. There is minimal health risk associated with the spraying.
If you are out when mosquitoes are most active, avoid shampoos, perfumes, or body lotions that contain flowery scents. Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts.